According to information, Laxmipriya Parida, wife of Satya Ranjan Parida, throttled her son to death, put the body in a gunny bag and then threw it into an abandoned well near her house. The matter came to the fore when other family members didn’t found the infant despite a long search. Laxmipriya conceded that she kill her son and threw the body into the well.
On being informed, a team of Marshaghai police along with a fire brigade rushed to the spot and recovered the body. The police have now detained Laxmipriya and her husband Satyaranjan and are interrogating them.
Meanwhile, in-law family members and some locals have alleged that the incident was a fallout of an illicit relationship between Laxmipriya and her brother-in-law (elder sister’s husband). Satyaranja and Laxmipriya were not on good terms for long over the suspected relationship, they said.