Jajpur: In a shocking incident, a woman was detained for allegedly drowning her own 4-year-old daughter in pond here today.
The incident reported from Kuakhia police limits shocked many in the district.
Police detained the woman accused identified as Soni Behera on basis of the complaint filed by the deceased’s father.
According to reports, Soni, wife of Bijay Behera of Mugapal village, allegedly drowned her 4-year-old daughter in the village pond over family feud in absence of her husband at home on Saturday night.
The family members alleged that the couple had fight on several issues earlier. While Bijay was away from home for some work, Soni along with her daughter visited her parents’ home at Baruan village under Sadar police limits. Later, she returned home and forced her daughter to visit her brother’s home. But the later refused.
Sources in the family said that Soni had tried to kill her daughter at home. Later, she took her to pond where she drowned her. She informed her in-laws family on phone that she had killed her daughter.
After receiving the information, the family members rushed the pond where they recovered the body of the daughter.
Police sent the body to Jajpur district headquarters hospital for autopsy.