Andhra Pradesh: Pregnant Woman Nearly Set on Fire By In-Laws After Astrologer Predicted Baby Girl


A pregnant woman was burnt alive by her in-laws after they suspected that she was carrying a baby girl in her womb. The incidence occured in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore area. 

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Woman attempted to set on fire, because an astrologer predicted that she would give birth to another girl child. The in-laws poured Kerosene on Girija (victim) and fled the house after she raised an alarm.

She was rescued by the local people and was rushed to a hospital. Her condition is stated to be out of danger. Police have registered an attempt to murder case against the in-laws who are currently absconding.

Preliminary inquiry revealed that her in-laws forced Girija to undergo abortion as they did not want a baby girl again. "After Girija refused, her mother in-laws attempted to set Girija on fire by pouring kerosene on her stomach while she was sleeping," police source said.

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