A mentally challenged woman was arrested for allegedly killing her daughter in Pachrukhi VDC of the district on Wednesday night (March 16, 2016).
As per a preliminary investigation, Sutani Devi of Bairiya Chotaul VDC of Sarlahi district had killed her 18-month-old daughter Reena by slamming her head on the ground behind the Gangapipara VDC building.
The local people reached the incident site as soon as they heard the baby screaming behind the VDC building and caught 22-year-old Devi with her murdered daughter. Later, they handed Devi over to the Area Police Office Gangapipara.
According to Inspector Chandan Singh of the Area Police Office Gangapipara, the reason behind the murder is yet to the established.
“Devi had left home with her daughter yesterday afternoon,” Bhikari Rai Yadav, Devi’s father said, adding, “After she did not return home till late evening, we searched for her everywhere but in vain.”