‘It’s A Girl,’ Says Astrologer. Pregnant Woman’s In-laws React With Acid

After the astrologer's prediction last month, her mother-in-law and sister-in-law had decided to kill Girija.

Nellore, Andhra Pradesh: A pregnant woman in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore is recovering from burn injuries after an acid attack by her in-laws. The attack on Girija came last month after an astrologer reportedly assured her mother-in-law that she was carrying a girl.

S Girija, 27,  already has a one-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

The police said that after the astrologer’s prediction last month, her mother-in-law and sister-in-law had decided to kill her and eventually threw acid on her stomach on August 19. She sustained 30 per cent burns and is yet to heal.

The woman was rescued by her neighbours, who took her to the hospital.

It is not yet known what kind of acid was used to target her. Tests are on to establish it.  The open sale of acid has been banned by an order of the Supreme Court in July 2013, but rampant violation happens across the country.

The doctor who treated her alerted the police. The police have registered a case of attempt to murder against the in-laws.

Girija’s husband and father-in-law have been arrested. A senior police officer told NDTV, “We are waiting for chemical analysis report. It appears that they mixed a chemical in kerosene and poured it over her. We are on a look-out for Girija’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law.”

Police say that a property dispute between Girija’s family and her in-laws could have triggered the attack and they are investigating  on that front as well.

In Nellore, 939 girls are born for every 1,000 boys – much below the normal ratio at birth.

27 COMMENTS

  1. Why India is running after astrologers becoz of this stupid superstition we are still in developing stage… Encourage humanity, love people, throw away useless practices like astrology, palmistry… These dont help people in this century and it is harmful.. People who dont have faith in themselves fighting to achieve success join in this practices… USA/UK dont follow occult sciences.. Didn’t they grow bigger as super power nation.. Please stop all these things.

  2. Recent (only) two winners of Olympic medals, Indian daughters hopefully stay as beacons and condemn girl infanticides to rapes including marital and gruesome acid attacks to mutilating murders. Mother refusal of accepting a baby girl as her own daughter forced one hospital to conduct a DNA test to prove that she conceived and delivered a baby girl. Here women from her own family reacted with anger and threw acid allegedly with an intention to cause serious damage even death because an astrologer predicted a baby girl. Girls are not welcomed by women. Raping of toddler girls to grand mothers in India oi another symptom of dire rejections of females in India.

  3. A real shameful and inhuman act !!! Even if we celebrated 70th year of India’s independence, the thinking of such narrow-minded people is still the same as it was in 1947..

  4. Common media. .If small injury happens to a women you will put in breaking news.. if a husband commit’s suicide because of wife no one will speak about it all.. change the face please…

  5. Mother refuses a baby girl as her own child forced one hospital to conduct a DNA test to prove that she conceived and delivered a baby girl. Here, yes other women threw acid on a woman because she conceived a baby girl. Raping of toddler girls to grand mothers in India are dire rejections of females in India. Recent (only) two winners of Olympic medals, Indian daughters hopefully stay as beacons and condemn girl infanticides to rapes including marital and gruesome acid attacks to mutilating murders.

  6. When will the society will get some sense in their brain. It is the male chromosomes that are the deciding factors of what kind of fetus will take form inside the womb of a women. Woman is not the only cause of birth of a female child, The spouse or man of the wife is also equally responsible for it. After all, Girl child is faring much better than the boy child so it will be much better to take care and encourage the girl child to grow and develop faster.

  7. Our society is backward because we teach daughters to be dependent, burdensome, oppressed and illiterate. so instead of killing girls, we need to change what the girls in the Indian society stand for

  8. Why cant Rss and Sangh parivars speak on this issue rather than attacking minorities by falsely accusing of fake conversion, isn’t that shameful to RSS/BJP.. Why cant a girl carry the legacy of her family ..Hinduism is a male chauvinistic dominated culture and there exists Cateism/Creed /Untouchability /wrong beliefs /wrong ideologies/Mutiple fake godmans etc etc.. based a useless astrologers inputs these shameless creatures tried to kill a unborn and her mother .. and on top of this the most worrying part is that both are women..
    Shame on you RSS/BJP first clean your back before pointing fingers on others

  9. I really wish that mother nature strikes back at Indians through not producing any more female babies. That will not only take care of the over population but will also teach a valuable lesson to the ignorant Indians to not muck with nature by artificially creating the female to male imbalance.

  10. Astrology prohibits predictions of gender of unborn children, yet some stupid astrologers continue to do so. This is sad. It is astonishing that a country which worships females as goddesses (which is unheard of in any other culture), female fetocide is so common.

  11. Astrology is a disease, not a science… It is a tree under the shadow of which all sorts of superstitions thrive. … Only fools and charlatans lend value to it.

  12. Many things wrong here. Belief in astrologers. Belief in Son carrying family legacy. Belief that girls are a burden. Why cant Hinduism move forward with these stone age beliefs?

    • NDTV and people like you are experts in taking some obscure nutcases and whitewashing all Hindus with that same brush. The British tried that for 200 yrs and failed. You guys will fail too. Hinduism is the only religion that is based on True Knowledge. Abrahamic religions are based on False Beliefs.

      • Daydreaming you are.

        Most of you can be painted with same brush. if educated fools like you can comments like you did, then there is no lack of idiots in your religion, for sure.

        And you are educated? haha

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