Life imprisonment for a man who ripped open his wife’s stomach to satisfy himself that he has a son

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Badaun. In a very gruesome case of crossing all limits of cruelty with the wife in the desire of having a son, a court in Badaun has convicted the husband accused of slitting the stomach of his pregnant wife with a cleaver and sentenced him to life imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 50,000. Special Public Prosecutor (ADGC) Munendra Pal Singh said on Friday that Additional Sessions Judge Fast Track Court (First) Saurabh Saxena sentenced Pannalal to life imprisonment late Thursday evening and also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on him. In case of not paying the fine, he will have to undergo another six months of imprisonment.

Giving information about the case, Singh said that Golu, a resident of village Ghonchha of Civil Lines police station area, lodged an FIR in the police station on 19 September 2020 in which he alleged that his sister Anita was married to Panna Lal, a resident of Mohalla Nekpur in the city. According to the complaint, Anita gave birth to five daughters after marriage. Due to this, her husband Panna Lal constantly harassed her and also threatened Anita to marry another woman. He told that at the time of the incident, 30-year-old Anita was eight months pregnant. During this time, one day Panna Lal came home and started quarreling with Anita.

Singh said that after this he said that you only give birth to girls. This time I will tear open your stomach and see whether it has a boy or a girl.
According to the complaint, after this Pannalal ripped open Anita’s stomach with a cleaver due to which Anita’s intestines came out and the eight-month-old baby was aborted. Later it was found that the baby was a boy. According to the case, Anita was admitted to a hospital in Bareilly in a critical condition and was treated. On Golu’s complaint, the police registered a case and after completing the investigation, filed a chargesheet in the court.

Senior Superintendent of Police Alok Priyadarshi said that after the investigation was completed, a chargesheet was filed against the accused in the court and the case was heard regularly. He said that the special court found Pannalal guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 50,000. Pannalal is currently 38 years old.

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