Nashik shame: Husband's family stomps pregnant woman

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Pregnant woman stomped upon
Nashik, April 16: In a gruesome incident, a 20 year old pregnant woman was stomped on her stomach by her in-laws after they got to know that she was carrying a baby girl. The incident took place in Mhasrul locality. The victim Suvarna Gaikwad has alleged that she was being mentally and physically harassed for dowry since last year when she got married to Khanderao Gaikwad.

The 20 year old has alleged that her family was demanding for dowry of Rs 1.5 lakh for building a house. When the victim's in-laws came to know about the pregnancy, they took her to a 'godman' Shyambaba Shinde at Niphad, who told them that she was carrying a girl, the police said.

Suvarna was told to abort the child, however, when she did not agree, she was allegedly beaten up by her husband and his family on April 4.

The issue was highlighted by Mahendra Datrange, President of Nashik unit of Blindfaith Eradicating organisation after which the husband and his brother and other members were arrested. A case under 3 different sections of IPC have been registered against the accused. Suvarna's family, which alleged murder of the girl, is demanding the arrest of her mother-in-law Bibabai, Shinde and others involved in the killing.

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