In a shocking incident that took place in Moradabad, a man poured acid on his sleeping wife on International Women's Day because she gave birth to a baby girl and he wanted a boy.
The woman, 25-year-old Farah was severly burned in the alleged attack by her husband Siraj/ Bhura, in Moradabad, near New Delhi on Monday.
According to reports, he accused her of failing to fulfill his demand for a dowry and not delivering him a male child.
The 32-year-old is wanted for voluntarily causing grievous bodily harm using acid and is the subject of a police manhunt.
Farah was rushed to the district hospital after the cowardly attack in a serious condition with burns to her face, hands, and abdomen.
According to Farah’s sister Nusrat Jahan, the young woman married the labour contractor eight years ago, but began to fight in the past year when he demanded a dowry.
According to her, the recent birth of Farah's second daughter was the trigger for the alleged acid attack.
Farah said her husband's family began to give her a hard time after she gave birth to her first daughter, and later escalated to beating her.
Farah said Siraj, under pressure from his family, would demand she go to her parents and get money to give to them.
According to Farah when she did not oblige, they beat her up and things escalated after the birth of her second daughter.