Sanjeev Kumar Pradhan

Keonjhar: In a shocking incident, a woman allegedly beat her four-month-old daughter to death after killing another neighbour woman in Baikunthapur village under Baria police limits in the district yesterday.

The accused identified as Laxmi Juanga has been arrested and forwarded to court.

As per reports, Juanga picked up a quarrel with her neighbour woman, Damuni Munda while taking bath in a pond on Sunday. When the argument turned violent, Juanga drowned Munda in the pond.

After returning home, when Juanga find her daughter, Shrabani Juanga crying, she mercilessly beat the infant to death, the report added.

“The woman killed her neighbour by pushing her into the pond. Later after returning home she beat her four-month-old daughter to death,” said Harish Pandey, DSP of Keonjhar.

Though the exact reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the woman is “mentally unstable”.

Meanwhile, further investigation is underway into the incident, said police sources.