A man has been arrested in India after he allegedly cut open his pregnant wife’s belly with a sickle to check the baby’s gender.
The wife who gave birth to a stillborn boy alleged that the man attacked her because he wanted to check the baby’s gender.
The wife’s family say the couple have five daughters and the man has been putting pressure on his wife to deliver a son.
The man denied intentionally hurting his wife, saying instead that it was an accident. He told local media he threw the sickle at her, but had no idea it would injure her so severely.
Pravin Singh Chauhan, a senior police official told local media that the woman was left seriously injured in the attack but now in a stable condition at the hospital.
He added that investigation is still on going.