Bolangir: A woman was found dead with her three-year-old daughter sitting next to her body at a rented house near Shiva temple in Sagarpada area in Bolangir on Monday.
Reportedly, the woman identified as Kuni Naik used to work as domestic help in the locality and lived with her only daughter in the house. She had died three days back but the child thought that her mother was sleeping.
It was only after the girl told the neighbours that some insects are coming out of her mother’s mouth, they came to know about the incident.
On getting information, Bolangir Town Police reached the spot and initiated a probe. Subsequently, the child was rescued by the Childline and taken to the office of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).
As per locals, Kuni was staying in the house for the last one and a half years. She was addicted to liquor and often fell ill.