Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday
expressed concern over the death of three month-old baby
Afreen, who was abused and battered to death by her father for
being born a girl.
The court`s observations came while it was hearing a PIL
on child malnutrition in the state.
The division bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen
expressed concern over the death of the baby yesterday and
sought to know if any legal aid had been given to its mother
Reshma. The government advocate said the state was ready to
give free legal aid to Reshma.
Afreen died of cardiac arrest yesterday at the Vani Vilas
Hospital, where she was admitted in an intensive care unit on
Sunday, after suffering cardiac arrest due to convulsions and
bleeding. She was on life-support systems and in a