Punjab tops list of female foeticide cases

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Punjab tops list of female foeticide cases
New Delhi, Dec 15: Punjab state has topped the list in number of female foeticide cases reported over the last three years, a government data release said, on Tuesday, Dec 14.

According to figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau, in Punjab, 81 cases were registered for female foeticide while for Rajasthan the corresponding number was 51.

Madhya Pradesh registered 21 cases, Haryana 18 and Chattisgarh 24.

Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi said, "In Rajasthan, the number of cases registered has shown a steady decline since the last three years with 25, 16 and 10 cases being registered in 2006, 2007 and 2008."

In New Delhi, seven cases registered in 2006, four in 2007 and two in 2008.

Among the southern states, Karnataka reported the maximum 25 cases in the last three years.

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