[i]A two-day-old baby girl in India has survived after being buried alive in a field by her maternal grandfather in the south of the country.
The baby, who had apparently never been fed, was discovered by a farmer near a village some 150km south of Hyderabad.
He said he only spotted her because her tiny hand was sticking out of the soil.
Police say they have arrested the baby’s grandfather, 52-year-old Abdul Rahman, after he confessed to trying to kill the newborn by burying her alive.
“I am yet to marry off four daughters and cannot take responsibility for a fifth one, even when she is only a granddaughter,” Mr Rahman was quoted as telling police. [/i]
I had no idea such barbaric acts were still commonplace in the 21st century. After a bit of research, I found out that in India there are 93 women for every 100 men. Seriously messed up folks over there. To add insult to injury, some ultrasound scanner operators advertise with catch phrases such as “spend 600 rupees now and save 50,000 rupees later” (in reference to the dowry).
This is absolutely outrageous!