Odisha: Woman Beats 4-Month-Old Daughter To Death, Kills Neighbour In Keonjhar

**Keonjhar:** A shocking incident has come to the fore from Baria police limits here yesterday. A woman allegedly beat her four-month-old daughter to death after drowning her neighbour in Baikunthapur village.

According to reports, the accused identified as Laxmi Juanga has been arrested and forwarded to court.

Laxmi reportedly got into an altercation with Damuni Munda while taking bath in a pond. When the argument turned violent, Laxmi pushed Damuni in the pond and drowned her to death.

On returning home, Laxmi found her daughter crying and in a fit of rage, she mercilessly beat the infant to death, said sources.

Though the exact reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the woman is “mentally unstable”. Meanwhile, further investigation into the incident is currently underway.

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