New Delhi, June 25: Upset of having a baby girl for the sixth time in a row, a man stabbed his four-day-old baby girl with a knife. The incident took place in Moti Masang village, close to Rakhial in Dehgam near Gandhinagar. According to sources, the man identified as Vishnu Rathod, and his wife Vimla (30) live in Amrapur village. Married for last 10 years, the couple has five daughters. So when Vimla got pregnant again, Rathod was hopeful of having a son this time. Also Read - PUBG Addiction: Meerut Youth Slashes Father's Neck When He Asks Him Not to Play PUBG

Vimla on Wednesday gave birth to a girl at her parents’. Her family members informed Rathod about the birth. However, he did not immediately come to see the mother and child. On Sunday, Rathod reached Vimla’s home and entered the room and stabbed the infant thrice with a knife. The infant was immediately rushed to the hospital. A doctor at the Civil Hospital said that the baby was brought to us in a severe condition but she succumbed to her injury. Also Read - Bhopal Woman Goes to Family Court After Father Repeatedly Defeats Her in a Game of Ludo, Says She Lost Respect For Him

According to DNA reports, the maternal grandfather of the baby said that the accused tried to run away but my daughter and others created a commotion and the neighbours managed to nab him. Rathod was arrested and is police custody and police have registered a murder case against him. Also Read - Ed Sheeran And Wife Cherry Seaborn Blessed With Baby Girl, Give Her an Unusual Name

Every year government comes up with various schemes and programs on this day to empower girl child. Campaigns like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao have started but still, there is a need for more effective schemes and campaigns to mobilize people and the same will get every girl child a rightful place in society and more opportunities to grow.

In many countries in the world including India, girls face a lot of issues. From female infanticide to gender inequality to sexual abuse, there is no dearth of issues. To curb these menaces, there is need of awareness on the importance of girl child and for the same, every year on January 24 in India people celebrate National Girl Child day.