Woman kills self after poisoning two girl children

Woman kills self after poisoning two girl children

The girls are recovering in SCB medical college and hospital here, while the police is on a lookout for the woman's absconding husband after her parents alleged that their daughter was murdered. The incident had taken place late on Friday evening in Deulichuan village under Choudwar police station, about 20 kms from here.

According to police, the body of Rashmirekha Naik (35) was found hanging from the ceiling of her house tied in her saree while the children — aged four and two - were lying unconscious on the floor.

"Suspecting that the children were poisoned, we immediately shifted them to Cuttack hospital where they are stated to be out of danger after preliminary treatment," police inspector Niranjan Padhy said.

Meanwhile, Rashmi's parents who rushed to the village after hearing the news alleged that their daughter was constantly tortured by her in-laws and suspect that it was a "pre-planned murder".

Following murder allegations, police are now questioning the woman's relatives. At the insistence of Rashmi's parents, police have registered a case against her husband, who is absconding since the incident took place.

"We have already launched a massive manhunt to nab the husband of the woman," Padhy said, refusing to identify the absconder on plea that it would hamper investigation.