Woman Poisoned For Refusing To Abort Girl Child In Midnapore

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Midnapore: A pregnant woman was allegedly poisoned to death by her husband and in-laws in East Midnapore district in Bengal after she refused to abort a girl child.

The victim has been identified as Rubina Bibi, a resident of Kotbar village. Last year, she married Sheikh Rezabul and was seven months pregnant at the time of the incident. Rezabul and his parents are absconding and no arrest has been made so far in this connection.

The incident took place on August 6 when Rubina was asked to abort the girl child but she refused. Her husband and in-laws allegedly poisoned her to get rid of both (the mother and her girl child).

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Later, they admitted her (in an unconscious state) to Tamluk Hospital claiming that she accidently consumed pesticide at home. On Tuesday (August 8), her condition started deteriorating and she died in the evening.

The Superintendent of Police, Alok Rajoria, said, “It is a case of poisoning and we are looking for the accused in this case. We are also looking for the doctors who did the ultrasonography and revealed the gender of the baby.”