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Pregnant woman beaten to death by in-laws allegedly after test shows it’s a girl

According to locals, a medical test to determine the gender of the baby was conducted a couple of days ago.

india Updated: Oct 27, 2017 15:56 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Kolkata
West Bengal,Birbhum,Pregnant Woman
Members of the family, including the mother-in-law, are at large since the incident.(Shutterstock)

A pregnant woman was beaten to death by her husband and in-laws in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, police said on Friday. Two persons have been arrested.

The woman was tortured to death at her in-laws’ house in Illambazar area on Thursday night, a police officer said.

According to locals, a medical test to determine the gender of the baby was conducted a couple of days ago and the attack came after the test revealed the woman was pregnant with a girl, he added.

“The husband and sister-in-law have been arrested on the basis of the complaint lodged by the deceased’s family.”

Police said they are looking for the other members of the family, including the mother-in-law of the woman, who are at large since the incident.

Prenatal sex determination is banned in India.

First Published: Oct 27, 2017 15:54 IST