Gujrat: In-laws stabbed woman with knives, shot her dead for giving birth to third daughter

A post-mortem was conducted and after that, Asia's dead body was handed over to her family. 

In a bone-chilling incident, a woman was attacked with knives and then shot dead for giving birth to third daughter. The victim was working as a teacher in Punjab’s Jehanian.

According to the details, the victim Asia Parveen was working as a teacher, was often humiliated at her home after she gave birth to the third daughter. Her in-laws attacked her with knives and shot her, taking her life.

The police reached the location of the incident after it was reported. A post-mortem was conducted and after that, Asia’s dead body was handed over to her family.

Femicide: A pressing issue

A senior manager at Edhi Foundation Karachi, Anwar Kazmi says that the birth of a girl child is still looked upon. He added that parents throw their newborn girls in the garbage without feeling any remorse.

“We have been dealing with such cases for years and there are a few such incidents which shook our souls as much. It left us wondering whether our society is heading back to primitive age” (Source: The News)

Spokesperson of Chhipa Foundation, Shahid Mehmood said that their parents might abandon them, but being a welfare organization, they cannot. Chhipa has discovered 93 such cases in Karachi 2017 onwards. They buried around 70 newborn girls in 2017 while 23 in the first four months of 2018.

Shahid said that the situation is grave. A proper burial for an infant costs around Rs 2000. He says that he wonders how poor the families are who, after killing, don’t feel any remorse for throwing them in the garbage. He added that it’s beyond his understanding of how their parents think they don’t even deserve a proper burial.

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