- An Indian man reportedly poured acid on his wife who had recently put to bed
- According to the story, his actions were prompted by the fact that she gave birth to only girls and he wanted boys
- Police are yet to arrest him as he has been on the run ever since the assault
The bias towards female children in our society has been a long debated one. This is not unconnected with the fact that women are perceived to be the weaker gender and therefore aren't considered worthy of investments.
The need for a male child have been a bane of contention in most marriages. For this reason, some marriages have even failed with the women at the receiving end of this sad mentality. On March 7, Farah Biwi became a victim by her own husband's hands.
The young Indian woman was reportedly bathed with acid by her 32-year-old husband because she gave birth to girls and he wanted boys. According to The Sun, the said husband has been on the run ever since.
The couple have been married for 8 years with two daughters. Speaking from her hospital bed where she is currently being treated for the wounds on her face, hands and stomach, she had this to say:
“After the birth of the first girl only, my in-laws started to target me as if I deliberately delivered a baby girl. “The harassment kept intensifying as time passed by. “For the past year, things had become much worse.Under pressure from his family, my husband would ask me to get more money from my parents and give it to them.”When I didn’t oblige them, they started to beat me up.
It come to a pass when my second daughter was born. “I was trying to live with the daily dose of torture, and thinking about the well being my daughters. “If I part ways from the man, who would provide for my two daughters and myself? But I could never imagine that he would go to the extent of pouring acid on me.”I won’t forgive him for this ever.”
Police are searching for her husband and hope to arrest him for voluntarily causing grievous harm.