Sharmili Mallick

Nayagarh: In a heart-wrenching incident, a woman allegedly killed her 5-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter by throwing them into a pond after feeding them poison at Laxmiprasad village under Khandapada police limits in Nayagarh district on Sunday.

The woman, identified as Kalyani Khuntia, later attempted suicide by consuming poison and jumping into the same pond.

However, Kalyani was rescued by the villagers and rushed to the Nayagarh District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in a critical condition.

While the girl died on the spot, the boy lost his life while being taken to the hospital.

Though the exact reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, it is being suspected that a family feud might be the reason behind the extreme step taken by the woman.