Police have arrested a man for killing a week-old daughter by shooting her five times because he wanted a boy.
Newborn Jannat Fatima was killed by her father Shahzeb Khan in Pakistan’s Punjab province. He was arrested following a series of raids, according to police.
“The police were told by the complainants that the killer had been complaining for three or four days that he had wanted a son and he had been very angry,” Zarrar Khan, spokesman for Mianwali police told a news agency.
“His wife also confirmed that he was angry about having a daughter and wanted a son.”
The incident came almost a month after a pregnant Pakistani woman was brought to a hospital with a nail hammered into her head after a faith healer said it would guarantee she gave birth to a boy.
The mother of three daughters said she was pregnant with another girl.