Woman sets self, her 2 girls ablaze

06, Oct 2015

She Was Harassed For Not Bearing Son
Unable to bear taunts of her mother-in-law for giving birth to two girls, a 34-year-old woman set her two daughters and self ablaze at Dandi village of Navsari district on Sunday .Pratibha Patel, a resident of Azad Faliya in Dandi, sprinkled kerosene on five-year-old Hetvi, nine-month-old Disha and on herself in the bathroom of their house before set Pratibha’s husband had gone out for work when she took the extreme step.The three were shifted to a private hospital in hospital in Navsari city where Pratibha o and Disha died during treatli ment. Hetvi died on Monday .Pratibha’s mother Hansa Patel, c a resident of Jalalpore, lodged a d complaint at Jalalpore police b station alleging that her daughc ter’s mother-in-law Urmila was t responsible for the suicide and t murder. Urmila had allegedly taunted Pratibha many times saying, “You delivered only girls and can’t give birth to a boy“.


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