Andhra Pradesh in-laws try to kill pregnant woman after astrologer predicts girl child

When the astrologer said she would give birth to a girl again, Lakshmi allegedly started harassing Girija, demanding she bring money from her parents to take care of two daughters.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Updated: September 2, 2016 1:43 pm

The in-laws of a pregnant woman in Andhra Pradesh allegedly tried to set her on fire after an astrologer predicted that she would give birth to a girl child. Police said that T Girija, 28, wife of T Srinivasulu, a tenant farmer, gave birth to a daughter last year, following which her in-laws allegedly harassed her. When she recently became pregnant again, her mother-in-law T Lakshmi Kantamma took her to an astrologer to know if she would give birth to a boy.

When the astrologer said she would give birth to a girl again, Lakshmi allegedly started harassing Girija, demanding she bring money from her parents to take care of two daughters. “They started forcing her to undergo an abortion. On the night of August 20, Lakshmi and her daughter T Subhashini allegedly poured kerosene on her and tried to set her on fire. Girija has said in her complaint that she woke up just as her mother-in-law struck a match stick, and ran for her life. She suffered minor burns on her stomach,’’ Mutukur Police Station’s sub-inspector Srinivas Reddy said.

The incident, which happened in Boduswami Kadriga village in Mutukur in Nellore district, came to light after Girija lodged a complaint Monday. Her husband Srinivasulu was not at home at the time of the incident.Girija’s husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law are absconding, police said.

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First Published on: September 2, 2016 3:19 am
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    Lavanya
    Sep 2, 2016 at 10:39 am
    Stupid act, it's totally depend on male chromosomes. Which decides the gender. They should be punished severely
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      jk
      Sep 2, 2016 at 4:07 am
      Where are women like Tripti Desai,who believe entry in religious places will end women problems...
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        Kolsat
        Sep 2, 2016 at 2:49 am
        In India every year many women are killed by their in-laws for producing a female child. In order to prevent such incidents this murderous mother-in-law must be made to suffer in jail for a long time. Steps should be taken to prevent such incidents from happening in a modern India.
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          Rasik
          Sep 2, 2016 at 4:27 am
          The mother in law should be hanged
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            Ravishankar
            Sep 2, 2016 at 8:48 am
            Stupid, murderous h oles don't have the brain to understand that it is the male's chromosome/genes that lt;br/gt;Decide the gender of the child!
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              Tauro
              Sep 2, 2016 at 3:08 am
              Real shame when women have brought glory to this country at Rio. What are people around doing?
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                sham
                Sep 2, 2016 at 8:02 am
                Tripti Desai interested in exploitation of the weak one sided laws and abuse law and create social unrest
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                  sham
                  Sep 2, 2016 at 8:01 am
                  what is the other side of the story how can you believe everything written in the newspaper newspaper always publish one side news for TRP sensationalism
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                    sham
                    Sep 2, 2016 at 8:01 am
                    what is the other side of the story - how can you believe everything written in the newspaper- newspaper always publish one side news for TRP sensationalism
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                      sham
                      Sep 2, 2016 at 8:02 am
                      what is the other side of the story -lt;br/gt;how can you believe everything written in the newspaper-lt;br/gt;newspaper always publish one side news for TRP sensationalism
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