A woman has died after her in-laws forced her to do an abortion in an unlicensed clinic after a gender test revealed she carying a girl.
Her devastated dad Sunil Jadhav, 50, cremated his daughter in the street outside the home of her in-laws who he claims “forced” her into a botched abortion that killed her.
Swati’s brother Amar said: “Everybody wants a proper cremation for their departed loved ones for the peace of their souls.
“But we know that Swati won’t be at peace until her in-laws are put behind bars.
“We hope they remember her burning body every day for the rest of their lives.
“We will not stop until my sister gets justice.”
Sunil claims Swati’s husband was desperate for a son and was furious that both the children she had given birth to were girls.
They claim he had cried like a baby for hours and strolled the hospital corridor in anger in June 2015 when their daughter delivered a second girl.
Sunil said he was “burning with anger” because the parents of her husband Praveen Jamdade allegedly forced her to get an abortion which led to get untimely death because they were desperate for a grandson.
They forced to get get rid of her pregnancy after she fell pregnant with a girl for the third time.
But Swati died on March 1 after going to see a homeopath for an illegal abortion.
The homeopath Babasaheb Khidrapure, 36, and Swati’s husband have now been arrested.
But Swati’s family wants her in-laws arrested as well and claim they hid the truth of her death.
They initially claimed she had suffered a heart attack, the truth only came out following a postmortem.
Sunil said: “She was a cheerful girl, but gradually, became numb.
“They didn’t allow us to meet her and kept on harassing her to give birth to a boy.
“So, we burnt her body in front of their house to ensure that they remember what they did to her.”
Hundreds of villagers watched the cremation in Mhaisal, a small village in the Sangali district in the east Indian region of Maharashtra.