Kesinga, Mar 8: A jilted lover allegedly slit the throat of a girl and killed her mother in broad daylight after she refused to accept his love proposal at Karlakhunta village under Kesinga police limits in Kalahandi district today.
The deceased has been identified as Sindhu Bag, 55.
According to locals, the mother-daughter duo was returning home after taking bath from a nearby pond when the accused identified as Tilkar Naik attacked Ranjita with a knife.
On being opposed by the victim’s mother, Tilkar also attacked her following which she succumbed to her injuries.
Soon local residents rescued the duo and rushed them to Keshinga Community Health Centre (CHC) where Sindhu was declared brought dead by the doctors.
Later, the local police reached the hospital and seized the body for post-mortem. A probe has been initiated into the matter.