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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014

Battered, burnt, bitten by fathers, baby girls die

HT Correspondents , Hindustan Times  Bangalore/Bikaner, February 06, 2013
First Published: 20:52 IST(6/2/2013) | Last Updated: 03:16 IST(7/2/2013)

Two baby girls, both brutally battered by their fathers — one in Dharwad in Karnataka, another in Rajasthan’s Bikaner — died on Tuesday after battling for their lives for the past few weeks.
 
The one-year-old from Dharwad had cigarette burns and fractures all over her. Her father did not want a girl child, said the police.
 
“He had hurled her at the floor like a ball,” said attending paediatrician Dr K Shapura.
 
The Bikaner baby was five months old, when one day her father came home drunk, and after a bitter argument with his wife, he bit off parts of the baby’s lips, nose and cheeks.

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