Kalahandi: In a heart-wrenching incident, a woman allegedly chocked her three-year-old stepdaughter to death at Lakhapadar village under Narla Police limits in Kalahandi district.
The victim has been identified as Nandini, the daughter of one Jugeswar Sa of the same village.
According to sources, Nandini came back home last evening after playing. Finding the minor girl alone in the house, the accused woman, identified as Asha Sahu, allegedly strangulated her to death.
When Jugeswar returned from work, thinking Nandini to be asleep, he tried to wake her up, but in vain.
On being informed Narla police, reached the spot and seized the body for post mortem.
Though the exact scenario behind the incident is unknown, cops spotted drops of blood that had come from her mouth.
Meanwhile, cops have also detained the minor girl’s father and stepmother. While the couple is being grilled in police custody, a detailed probe into the inhuman act is underway.