Bhawanipatna: A girl was critically injured while her mother died in Kalahandi district after allegedly being attacked by a youth who had an one-sided love affair with the girl.
According to reports, Ranjita Bag and her mother Sindhu Bag (55) of Karlakhunta village under Kesinga police limits in the district were returning home after taking bath in a local pond when accused Tilakar Naik attacked the mother-daughter duo with a knife.
While the girl sustained critical injuries on her neck, the attacker stabbed her mother with the knife. Both were rescued and rushed to the Kesinga Community Health Centre, where doctor declared the woman dead while the girl was undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Police have seized the body for post-mortem and started an investigation. The accused had developed an one-sided love affair with the girl. His proposal was later rejected by the girl.