Even as the government in India has campaigned to save the girl child with its Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana, ground reality has changed little. To this day mothers and girl children continue to be abandoned by families because of the baby's gender.
Another such case has come to light from Maharashtra's Amaravati after a woman filed a missing complaint to the police for her husband and in-laws.
Times of India reported that Sangeeta Tiwari, an analyst with a multinational in Pune, suspects that she has been deserted by her husband and in-laws because she gave birth to a girl child. She said that while her husband, Varun, was not the problem, he had a hard time convincing his family.
The in-laws, Sangeeta has claimed, has stopped speaking to her after the birth of her baby in June.
While she is in Amravati, in her maternal home, the trio have gone missing from Virar (West). She used to live in Pune with her husband who is a graphic designer.
The Times of India report says that they family is said to have gone to Nashik to perform religious rights of Satishchandra, the father-in-law, Varun, her brother-in-law Ashwini and Satishchandra's brother Surendra, his wife Malati and their 16-year-old daughter too were missing.
She that her husband's phone was unreachable, and Ashwini took the call but did not speak.
The police are still trying to figure out where the six people have gone missing.