Jodhpur, Feb 25: A pregnant woman was beat to death by her in-laws for bearing a girl child. The brother of one Shivari Devi registered a complaint in the Bhopalgarh police station stating that her sister had called him up a few days before her death to inform him that a sex determination test was done on her and that she was being harassed for bearing a girl child. [Read]
"The incident occurred in a nearby village where Shivari Devi stayed with her in-laws. The brother says that her in-laws informed him on Sunday that she had died," said police.
He further informed,"He says that the in-laws wanted a boy child. He also says that there were injury marks on his sister's body and she died after she was beaten up by her in-laws."
According to the police the husband of the victim is a pharmacist in a government hospital in Jodhpur. An investigation has been launched.