Patna — In a ghastly incident in India’s Bihar state a man threw his four daughters from an under-construction bridge on Monday night due to the reason that his wife couldn’t bear him a son. One of the daughters died on the spot, while others are seriously injured.
According to the Police, the accused Nandu Yadav took all his daughters all aged between two and five with him to an isolated place after lying to his wife, he threw all of them off the bridge one after the other in an attempt to kill them.
Local villagers who were working in the nearby field rushed to the spot after hearing the thumping sound of head hitting the ground. By the time they rushed to the spot, one of them died while the other three were taken to the local hospital.
More horror was yet to come, the man went to the hospital and attempted killing the remaining daughters who were undergoing treatment. However, villagers caught him immediately and handed him to the police.
“We have arrested the accused on the basis of written complaint registered by his wife,” the district superintendent of police Kartikeya Sharma told the media on Wednesday.
According to an official report, the sex ratio in at least nine districts out of state’s total 38 is less than 900 against state’s average at 916 per 1,000 males. This is the fifth such incident in Bihar in the past few months. In November last year, a middle-aged woman was burnt alive along with her two little daughters by her in-laws in Kaimur district for similar reason.
Crimes related to gender-based discrimination is on rise in north-Indian states, despite several attempts made by local Governments and media to raise awareness.