Female infanticide affects sex ratio in Punjab: The evil is more prevalent among the educated and the rich: survey
PATIALA: “She was thrown in the garbage dump outside the village for dogs that ate her. Her only fault — she was the fourth girl born in a poor family,” said Harshinder Kaur, paediatric doctor here, recalling the first time she witnessed discrimination against female infants in Punjab's rural side.
The sex ratio of last births (number of females born per 1,000 males when the first child is a female) ranges from a low of 504 in Punjab, to 540 in Haryana, and 572 in Himachal Pradesh indicating a regional spread.
Source: http://www.thehindu.com/2010/04/16/ stories/2010041654592200.htm