Bhadrak: A youth stoned a woman to death while her daughter sustained minor injuries in the attack at Talachitha village under Dhamnagar police limits in Bhadrak district last night.
The incident occurred when the deceased identified as Bhaktilata Beuria wife of Ravi Beuria and there daughter Rojalin were alone at home.
According to sources, the accused identified as Gopinath Mohanty of the same village came to the victim’s house last night and knocked the door. When Bhaktilata opened the door, he attacked her with a grinding stone.
Hearing screams of mother, Rojalin rushed to save her but the attacker did not spare her too. While the woman died on the spot, the accused tied up the girl with a rope and fled the spot.
Some neighbours rescued the girl and informed the police about the matter, said a source. According to police the woman’s husband is still missing after the attack on the duo.
A complaint has been lodged with the local police while the body was sent for post-mortem. Police have launched a man hunt to nab the accused, who is still absconding.