Four newborn girls starved to death in Jaisalmer

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:20

Jaisalmer: In an alarming trend, authorities here have found a series of suspected cases of newborn girls being starved to death and deprived of medicines by parents.

Rajasthan has one of the most skewed sex ratios in India and female infanticide is rampant in the state.

Police in this desert district said today that four suspected cases of female infanticide have been reported in a span of ten days in different areas here.
Jaisalmer: In an alarming trend, authorities here have found a series of suspected cases of newborn girls being starved to death and deprived of medicines by parents.

Rajasthan has one of the most skewed sex ratios in India and female infanticide is rampant in the state.

Police in this desert district said today that four suspected cases of female infanticide have been reported in a span of ten days in different areas here.
According to Census 2011, Rajasthan has 883 girls between the age of 0-6 for every 1,000 boys. The child sex ratio in 2001 was 909.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:20

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