In a shocking incident, a woman was grievously injured by her husband after she gave birth to a second girl child, at Ramagarh under Buguda police station limits in Ganjam district.
Agitated over the birth of the child, Narayan allegedly tried to slit Binodini’s throat. She was admitted to the Bhanjanagar hospital where she was stated to be out of danger.
Narayan is at large and a manhunt has been launched for him.
According to the police, Narayan worked in Surat.
Villagers said Narayan, who came to the village on Sunday, had an altercation with his wife over the birth of the child.
Inspector in charge of Buguda police station Susant Sethi said that from preliminary investigation it emerged that that Narayan also suspected the fidelity of his wife.
Binodini married Narayan around three years ago. Their first child is two years old. The second child was born around three weeks ago.
Not uncommon here
Incidents such as this are not uncommon in rural areas of Ganjam district. On September 7, a one-week-old girl child deserted by her parents was rescued by Berhampur Childline from Jamarada under Jagananthprasad police station limits.
This month, Childline activists rescued another girl child whose mother allegedly tried to sell her off to a couple in the city.
In July, a woman died of internal injuries allegedly caused by female foeticide attempt by a quack after her in-laws came to know from an ultrasound clinic that she was carrying a girl child.
Police launch manhunt for Narayan Such incidents not uncommon in rural areas of Ganjam district
Police launch manhunt for Narayan
Such incidents not uncommon in rural areas of Ganjam district