On International Women’s Day, an Indian man poured acid on his sleeping wife after she gave birth to a baby girl and not a boy that he’s been dreaming to have.
The 25-year-old woman who was identified as Farah was severely burned in the alleged attack by her husband named Siraj who was also known as Bhura in the town of Moradabad near New Delhi.
The man accused her of failing to fulfill his demand for a dowry and for delivering him girls and not a male child!
The 32-year-old man is wanted for voluntarily pouring acid on his sleeping wife and is already the subject of the police manhunt.
Meanwhile, Farah, the victim, was rushed to the district hospital after the attack caused her to suffer from serious burns on her face, hands, and abdomen caused by the acid.
Her sister Nusrat Jahan said that she married the man eight years ago but they started fighting in the previous years when the man started asking for a dowry.
She also stated that the recent birth of Farah’s second daughter was what triggered him for the acid attack.
Farah said that her husband’s family gave her a hard time after she gave birth to her first daughter. She even stated that her husband’s family had been beating her.
“After the birth of the first girl, my in-laws started to target me as if I deliberately delivered a baby girl,” he said.
“The harassment kept intensifying as time passed by. For the past one year, things had become really bad.”
“When I didn’t oblige them, they started to beat me up. It come to a head when my second daughter was born,” she said.
“I was trying to live with the daily dose of torture thinking about the wellbeing of my daughters. I was wondering if I part ways from Siraj 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.”