A heavily pregnant woman was shot three times while she slept in an attempted honour killing – but she managed to survive and delivered the baby with the bullets still inside her. Susheela Kumar, 27, from Mahavir Colony in Haryana, India, and her husband Pradip were attacked by gunmen as they slept at their home.
Pradip and his parents died instantly in the attack on Friday night.
But Susheela, who was nine months pregnant survived despite being hit by three bullets which – one of which sliced her arm, the other passed through her mouth and the third bullet had pierced through her pancreas.
When the attackers left, neighbours called for help and she was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors saved her and delivered the baby by C-section.
The yet-to-be named baby is fully grown and weighs 2.2kg. He has been kept in Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Susheela was an upper cast Jat and had married Pradip, also 27, four years ago against her family’s wishes.
The couple fled their village to start a new life, but returned to Pradip’s family home when she became pregnant.
Authorities are suspecting the incident was an attempted honour killing.