Kalahandi, Mar 8: A woman was killed and her daughter sustained critical injuries after a youth attacked the latter over ‘one-sided love’ in Karlakhunta village under Kesinga Model Police Station in Kalahandi district on Monday.
The deceased has been identified as Sindhu Bag (55), a resident of the same locality.
The incident took place in the morning hours while Ranjita along with her younger sister Jamini Bag was returning home after taking bath in a pond located in the village.
The accused identified as Tilkar Naik, who was having ‘unrequited love’ for Ranjita Bag attacked her with a sharp knife. After Sindhu noticed the incident and tried to save her daughter, the accused stabbed her in the neck to kill on the spot.
Family members rushed Rajita to Kesinga Community Health Centre (CHC) in an injured state immediately and informed local police regarding the matter.
The accused is yet to be arrested.