Man Pours Acid On His Wife Because She Gave Birth To A Girl Not A Boy

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On International Women’s Day, a man poured acid over his wife, after she gave birth to a baby girl.

32-year-old Siraj Biwi reportedly threw acid over his wife, 25-year-old Farah Biwi, while she was asleep – the attack was said to be motivated by her ‘failure’ to produce a son and fulfil her dowry.

Farah from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh is now left with burns on her face, hands and stomach and is being treated in hospital.

The couple have been married for 8 years and have two daughters. Police are now looking for Siraj, with the intention of arresting him on the charge of voluntarily causing grievous hurt. Farah said:

After the birth of the first girl only, my in-laws started to target me as if I deliberately delivered a baby girl. The harassment kept intensifying as time passed by.

For the past year, things had become much worse. Under pressure from his family, my husband would ask me to get more money from my parents and give it to them.

When I didn’t oblige, they started to beat me up. It come to a pass when my second daughter was born.

I was trying to live with the daily dose of torture and thinking about the well being of my daughters – if I part ways from the man, who would provide for my two daughters and myself?

But I could never imagine he would go to the extent of pouring acid on me. I won’t forgive him for this, ever.

Farah’s elder sister, Nusrat Jahan, added:

Farah was married to Siraj, a labour contractor, eight years ago.

However, for the past year, differences between them had arisen after he started demanding dowry.

The birth of the second girl severed as the trigger for the latest incident.

Farah is not the only woman to have been attacked in this viscous manner – according to Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), 300 attacks were recorded in India in 2016.

ASTI believes that the true number of attacks per year may well be over 1000.

The Indian government have attempted to tackle this issue by passing new acid specific legislation, with a particular focus on control of the sale of acid, as well as compensation for survivors.

Implementation of this new legislation varies in consistency from one state to the next.

Disturbingly, 76% of acid attack cases involve the perpetrator being known to the victim; such as the case between Farah and Siraj.

Acid attack survivors walking down the runway for a fashion event in India. What an inspiration for #InternationalWomansDay2018 ☺️

Photos: @Reuters

— Zab Mustefa (@ZabMustefa) March 8, 2018

First of all, it’s not acid attack victim. It’s acid attack survivor.

— Shakti Shetty (@Shakti_Shetty) March 8, 2018

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