Saudi Arabian Man Kills Newborn Daughter for Being Female

The Arab News daily reported Thursday that a man threw his newborn child to the ground, killing her, when he realized the baby was female. The man, who had six daughters and no sons, claimed he did not intend to kill the baby, but was simply venting his frustration. The newspaper did not state whether the man had been arrested.


The Washington Post - September 5, 1997

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