Indian father accused of killing baby 'for being a girl' - CNN.com: "After my delivery my husband had come to see me and the baby. He said, 'It is a girl, why did you give birth to a girl?'" He wanted a boy, an heir. Girls were too expensive, he said. A couple of days after giving birth, Banu says her husband gave an ultimatum.
"For her wedding we will require a hundred thousand rupees (about US$1,800 dollars) for all the expense. If you can get that amount from your mother, then keep her, but if you can't, then kill her," Banu recalled her husband as saying. She didn't believe he meant it and was sure he would change his mind once he held his soft, bright-eyed baby girl.
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