Odishatv Bureau

Baripada: In a heart-wrenching incident, a 10-year-old girl was killed by her father over a family feud at Gobardhanshola village under Baripada Sadar police limits of Mayurbhanj district last night. Police have arrested the accused.

Sources said the accused identified as Sania Dehury had an altercation with his wife last night. In a fit of rage, he later took his daughter into a room, locked the door and started beating her. He later slit her throat killing the minor girl on the spot, informed sources.

Some neighbours later called up the police following which, a team of cops rushed to the spot and found the girl lying on the floor with hands and legs tied and throat slit. The cops seized the dead body and have started an investigation into the incident. The exact reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, informed sources.

"The incident took place at around 11.30 PM yesterday. A case has been registered at Sadar police station and the body has been sent for post mortem. Exact reason behind the incident will be revealed after investigation," SDPO Abhimanyu Nayak said.