Body of newborn girl found near canal
Gurugram: The body of a newborn girl was found near a canal in Sohna by police on Wednesday. The police were informed about the incident following reports that stray dogs around the area were feeding on the body part of the deceased.
The police have started investigations and have begun the process to trace the parents of the girl. Though the real reasons for the murder is not known yet but according to official sources, this may be a case of female infanticide.
While public officials state that recently launched schemes have improved the female sex ratio in the district, they concede that there are many illegal abortion clinics that are functioning in and around Gurugram. Despite being the richest district in Haryana, Gurugram is one of the poorly rated districts in terms of female to male sex ratio. "Female infanticide has always been a major problem in South Haryana with Gurugram district being the leader. Even though the situation has improved a bit, challenges still remain. On our part, we are cracking down on the clinics that encourage abortion of a female child," said a senior police official
In a centrally launched drive Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (save the daughter, educate the daughter), the Haryana Government has aimed to improving the sex ratio in Haryana state by having 950 females for every 1,000 males. Initially, a laggard, the district of Gurugram has shown a considerable progress in the last one year.