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Man slashes pregnant wife's belly to discover baby's gender

07:50 PM | 24 May, 2024
Man slashes pregnant wifes belly

In a shocking case from the district of Budaun in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a man who sliced open his pregnant wife's abdomen to determine the gender of the child has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

According to Indian media sources, the incident occurred in the Civil Lines area on September 19, 2020.

The 46-year-old culprit, Panna Lal, assaulted his wife Anita Devi when a priest told him that his wife was expecting a daughter.

Anita was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, where doctors successfully saved her life. However, the unborn child could not be saved, contrary to the priest's prediction of a daughter.

Panna Lal was charged under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 313 (causing miscarriage without woman's consent) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and was sent to jail. Charges were framed against him in 2021.

Anita's brother, Ravi Singh, revealed, "Anita's marriage to Panna Lal happened almost 25 years ago. She gave birth to five daughters, but Panna Lal wanted a son. When my sister became pregnant for the sixth time, Panna Lal wanted her to undergo an abortion because a village priest had instilled in him the belief that Anita was going to have a daughter again. However, Anita was adamant about not getting an abortion."

Ravi Singh further stated, "He used to frequently abuse Anita, but we never thought he would take such an extreme step. We are relieved that he has been sentenced, but it is regrettable that my sister has not been able to lead a normal life to this day."

Government lawyer Atul Singh commented that the accused initially denied the crime, claiming it was merely an accident. However, the evidence presented by our side and Anita's statement proved him guilty.

The court, while sentencing him to life imprisonment under Section 307 (attempt to murder), remarked that this heinous crime was not committed against an individual but against the entire society. The culprit has been fined INR 50,000 as well.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65



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