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Baby beaten to death for being born a girl *Warning* Extremely Graphic photo

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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Reshma Bano wails as she holds the body of her three-month-old daughter Neha Afreen, not seen, outside a hospital morgue in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Afreen was admitted in the hospital on April 8 after allegedly being battered by her father for being born a girl and died Wednesday. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)


Baby killed because it was a girl: Three-month-old Afreen gives up fight for life after being 'brutalised by her own father' for not being born a boy

FOR about a week, she tried hard to hold on and fight hard. But allegedly brutalised by her father for being born a girl, she stood little chance.

Baby Neha Afreen died after a cardiac arrest in a government hospital in Bangalore on Wednesday morning.

The three-month-old baby was admitted to the Vani Vilas Hospital on Thursday night, April 5, with a severe head injury, dislocated neck and bite and burn marks on her body.

Her father Umar Farooq, a car painter, is accused of inflicting the injuries on her because he wanted a male child.

Though Afreen had showed signs of recovery on Tuesday, her condition deteriorated by evening because of repeated convulsions.

'She was in semi-comatose state since Tuesday evening. We had put her on life support system. Unfortunately, she could not make it,' said Dr Some Gowda, medical superintendent of the hospital.

The hospital authorities were awaiting a team of doctors from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences for assistance because the baby had suffered internal head injuries.

But Afreen could no longer fight. She had hurried respiration of 30-40 per minute against the normal 20-25 and also pathycardia, or increased heart rate.

She breathed her last at 11.10 am shortly after a cardiac arrest.
Neha's Mother Reshma was afraid to contact police after she claimed her husband attacked their daughter

Neha's Mother Reshma was afraid to contact police after she claimed her husband attacked their daughter

The baby's mother, 19-year-old Reshma Banu, was inconsolable when the doctors broke the news to her. Afreen was her only child and she had been in a state of shock since Thursday.

Reshma claims that her 37-year-old drunkard husband used to beat her up since Afreen was born.

Last Thursday, he came home drunk in the evening and abused her again for giving birth to a girl.

When Reshma went off to sleep, Farooq is accused of stuffing clothes into Afreen's mouth to muffle her cries and hitting her with a blunt object.

Reshma, who woke up in the middle of the night, saw the baby suffering convulsions.

She informed her husband, who appeared uninterested. When the baby vomited blood, Farooq fled.

With the help of her neighbours, Reshma hospitalised Afreen. It's alleged Farooq had assaulted the child twice in the past but Reshma did not complain because she wanted to save the marriage.

Once, he had bitten the baby. On another occasion, Reshma found cigarette burn marks on her forehead and back.

Reshma was initially afraid of approaching the police. The hospital authorities informed the Child Welfare Committee, which prevailed upon her to lodge a complaint against her husband.

Farooq, who went absconding after the alleged assault of his own daughter, was arrested on Sunday and is now in judicial custody till April 21. He will now face murder charges.
Baby Afreen

The baby's death has outraged the civil society just weeks after the story of Baby Falak had shocked the country.

The Karnataka state commission for protection of child rights demanded that Afreen's death be treated as a murder case because the attack on the baby was intentional.

The state human rights commission has sent a notice to Bangalore city police commissioner B. G. Jyothi Prakash Mirji to personally oversee the case and report in two weeks.

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Shantha Sinha demanded speedy action against the father.

Killing of the female foetus and the girl child is rampant in India where even the educated and the rich are known to prefer male child.

According to the 2011 Census report, the sex ratio in India stands at 914 females per 1,000 males.

A Unicef report said sex selective abortion by unethical medical professionals has grown into a Rs 1,000-crore industry.
 


by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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rach.233
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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No...wtf!
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gum.drop
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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To scared.... Wow


I'd take any pain imaginable to save my child, I would die trying to kill him after the first touch.

The mom is at fault too... Smfh this makes me so mad..

Bite marks burns and she did nothing.

Omfg
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mama2ameira
by Miss Christina on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:03 PM
That's sick :(
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ashleyrenee24
by Ashley on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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It scary to be born female in this world.
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lizzie_8690
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM
Omg! Poor baby. I hope the fucker gets what he deserves!
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sleezyweezy711
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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Oh my God!!!! Poor poor baby!!! :*( hope that POS ROTS IN HELL!!!!
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thickmamaof2
by Bronze Member on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM
That poor baby and her poor mother! That made me ill.
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starreyedcutie
by Platinum Member on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM
This! :( I couldn't read it all

Quoting lizzie_8690:

Omg! Poor baby. I hope the fucker gets what he deserves!
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isaiahbellamom
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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In places like India and China ultrasounds are banned because they will abort healthy babies if they are girls. They also kill baby girls when they are born. Sooo sad.
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Robe739IsBack
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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"It's alleged Farooq had assaulted the child twice in the past but Reshma did not complain because she wanted to save the marriage."

^^ My #1 job in life the MINUTE I concieved my child was to protect him/her from any harm!

IDGAF WHAT that man did to the woman! SHE IS A MOTHER! I'd fight til death to protect my child! She should have done the same!

The mother & father BOTH deserve punishment! BEAT ME all ya want! Lay a hand on my child & suffer the wrath of hell, you sick SOB!

'Nuf said.
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