Parents in India Reject Baby Girl
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|Tue, 04-03-2012 - 4:18pm|
This is a sad story, the parents so want to believe they had the baby boy that was mistakenly handed to them, that they are rejecting their daughter until DNA tests are run:
The two babies were born on the same night in a hospital in the western Indian city of Jodhpur a week ago.
The couple refused to accept the girl after accidentally being given the boy, who belongs to another couple, the hospital says.
Indian society has a long history of discrimination against girls.
The pair, Poonam Kanwar and her husband, Chain Singh, have rejected the findings of a blood test suggesting that the girl is theirs, officials at the Umaid Hospital said.
Instead, they are fighting a couple identified by the hospital as the male baby's parents for custody of the boy.
They have insisted that a DNA test be carried out to establish the truth.
The baby girl is currently being cared for in the hospital nursery while the outcome is decided.
You can read the complete article at this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17587284
Do you think this is gender disappointment at it's worst, or more due to the social climate of the country that desires boys more than girls?