Jajpur(PTI): A woman has been arrested on charges of killing her minor daughter at Mugpal village in Kuakhia police station area of Odisha’s Jajpur district, police said.
Sony Behera (26) dumped her three-year-old girl, Barsha, in a pond on Saturday night, Kuakhia Police station Inspector-in-Charge Ashis Kumar Sahu said, adding that the woman has confessed to her crime.
Behera’s husband beats drums on festive occasions for a living. He was not at home when the incident happened, Sahu said.
The couple had two children – a six-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter.
“Behera’s son was sleeping with her grandmother in a separate room when she sneaked out of home with Barsha before flinging her into a pond,” said Sahu.
The next morning, she left for her paternal home, where she apparently confessed to have killed her girl in a “fit of rage”, Sahu said.
Her family members and locals then recovered the child’s body from the pond and Behera’s mother-in-law filed a complaint with the local police.
“Behera has been arrested under section 302 of IPC yesterday. She confessed to the crime and disclosed that she was upset about an argument that she had with her husband the day before,” Sahu added.