Bhubaneswar: A ghastly incident has come to the fore where a three-month-old girl child was lifted away from her mother’s lap during sleep and killed at Dashamantapur village under Jeypore area in Koraput district late on Friday night.
The body of the child, who belongs to a Muduli family of the village, was found on a field early in the morning.
According to reports, the mother along with the infant was wakeful till 12 am, waiting for her husband who was away home for some work. They slept after 12 am. However, the mother didn’t find her child when she rose in the morning. During search, the child was lying dead on a nearby field.
Still hopeful that her child was alive, the mother rushed the child to a hospital, where doctors declared the infant dead.
While the incident has fuelled discussion among locals as to who could have committed such a heinous crime, police have reached the spot and started investigations.