India man reportedly kills wife, girls because he wants son

Suffocates daughters aged 18 months and six months

(ANSA) - New Delhi, May 27 - An Indian man was accused of strangling his wife to death and suffocating their two young daughters because he wanted a son, media in India reported Tuesday.
    Police allege Amit Verma strangled his wife Sarla with a scarf and then smothered daughters Tannu and Mannua, aged 18 months and six months respectively before attempting to flee.
    Verma reportedly wanted a son rather than daughters.
    Police are also questioning his two brothers and a sister-in-law in connection with the murders.
    They allegedly abused Sarla over the amount of her dowry and the fact she had not given birth to a son.


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