Lahore: A father has been accused of killing his newborn daughter by shooting her five times as he wanted his firstborn child to be a boy. The newborn girl was a week old. Pakistani police have arrested the suspect.
In today’s society, a son is often believed to offer better financial security to parents than daughters, and girls and women face widespread violence.
As per the Punjab Police, newborn Jannat Fatima was killed on Sunday in the city of Mianwali, in central Punjab province, sparking a manhunt for her father Shahzeb Khan, who was arrested on Wednesday night following a series of raids.”
As per the spokesman for Mianwali police, Zarrar khan, “The police were told by the complainants that the killer had been complaining for three or four days that he had wanted a son and he had been very angry.”
At the same time, “his wife also confirmed that he was very angry about having a daughter and wanted a son.”
The incident almost came a month after a pregnant Pakistani woman was brought to a hospital with a nail hammered into her head after a faith healer said it would guarantee she gave birth to a boy. The mother of three(3) daughters said she was pregnant with another girl.