In a harrowing crime involving violence against girl child, a wife from Madhya Pradesh couldn’t bear sons because of which the man pushed her and his daughters into a well. The crime led to the death of the 8-year-old daughter the couple had. The incident took place on Sunday, June 6 at Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.

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A Chhatarpur based 42-year man took a mind-numbing step after he was distraught that his wife never bore sons. The man allegedly pushed his wife and his two daughters into a well in a fit of rage for not being able to father a son. Unfortunately, the 8-year-old daughter of the couple died following the incident.

Chandla Police Station’s SI (Sub Inspector) Rajendra Singh spoke to news media and gave the details on the incident. According to the police, the wife of the 42-year-old culprit Raja Bhaiya Yadav welcomed a girl child 3 months ago this year.

On Sunday, the culprit was bringing his wife along with his daughters from his wife’s in-laws place from Panna district. On the route to his home, the man stopped his bike near a well in Padoi village and pushed his wife and the two daughters.

When the woman tried to make an attempt to come out of the well, the culprit threw stones at her to stop her from doing so. Although the 3-month-old baby and the wife were rescued by the villagers, the 8-year-old daughter died in the incident. According to the police, the villagers nearby rushed to the aid of the survivors after they heard their cries.

“His wife has told police that Yadav was angry at her for giving birth to a daughter again as he wanted a son,”

Senior Inspector said. According to the police, the culprit Raja Bhaiya Yadav fled from the spot after committing the crime and the hunt to arrest him and charge him with attempt to murder is still on.

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Madhya Pradesh: A look at recent crimes against women in the state

Giving an unfortunate and catastrophic fight to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh has also been an epicenter of crime against women in the nation. Recently, the state reported a sharp and alarming increase in the cases of rape against women.

Madhya Pradesh: The New Rape Capital of India?

According to the data by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the state reported a 40% increase in rape cases in the first fourth months of 2021 compared to previous year. The data states that From January-April (2020), 1,321 rape cases were reported in Madhya Pradesh. The number saw a sharp 40% increase in January-April 2021, with a total of 1,841 cases.

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In January 2021, 5 states – Shivpuri, Chattarpur, Moreana, Neemuch & Chindwara – had cases of sale of 5 girls into prostitution. The next month had women in Ratlam and Mandsaur being thrown into prostitution racket. According to the data, Neemuch and Mandsaur is the heart of such human trafficking activities. So far, the police from the respective regions have not been able to arrest the culprits.

21-year-old woman’s throat slit after she resisted molestation attempts

Earlier this month, a 21-year-old woman was on the receiving end of a horrific incident. The 21-year-old woman’s throat was slit by goons after she resisted attempts of molestation by the goons. The incident occurred in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh on June 1.

The shocking incident unfolded in a train that was between Indore & Bilaspur. According to reports, the victim of the incident couldn’t survive the fatal injuries and died in the train before the train reached the railway station. Reportedly, the woman was a Bhopal resident and was enroute to Indore. The police after investigation said that the father of the victim was in jail and the victim in her last few days was trying to bail him out.

The eye-witnesses claimed that the accused attempted to molest the woman and when she resisted the attempts, the accused slit her throat by sharp-edged weapons.