Ludhiana: Woman dies during ‘forced’ abortion of female foetus, bodies abandoned in farm
The foetus was allegedly that of a girl’s. After the incident, the family members covered her body and foetus with a quilt and dumped them in a farm.punjab Updated: Jun 27, 2017 13:08 IST
A seven-month pregnant woman died after her family, including her husband and brother-in-law, allegedly forced her to undergo an abortion on Sunday night.
The foetus was allegedly that of a girl’s. After the incident, the family members covered her body and foetus with a quilt and dumped them in a farm.
The woman was identified as 32-year-old Manjit Kaur of Jandi village in Sidhwan Bet.
Manjit’s father lodged a complaint at Sidhwan Bet police station. Police arrested her husband Irvinder Singh and brother-in-law Nirmal Singh. They are tracing the doctor who conducted the abortion.
Manjt married Irvinder five years ago. It was a love marriage. The couple already has a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Irvinder is a farmer.
Charanjit Singh, Manjit’s cousin, said they came to know of the incident on Sunday night and rushed to Sidhwan Bet and lodged a complaint.
“Before we reached home, they had removed all evidence of the crime and started making excuses about Manjit whereabouts. However, police found blood in the corners of the room,” he added.
Charanjit further said, “Police then found Manjit’s body and the aborted female foetus in the farm.”
Manjit’s father Ravinder said his daughter’s in-laws did not want another girl. After they got to know that she was bearing a girl, they forced her to abort.
A case was registered under Sections 302 (murder), 313 (causing miscarriage without woman’s consent), 314 (death caused by act done with intent to cause miscarriage) and 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth) of the Indian Penal Code.