Toddler’s body retrieved from river, search ops underway to trace mother


Kendrapara: The body of a two-year-old girl, who went missing along with her mother on Thursday, has been retrieved from Luna river in Kendrapara district on Thursday.

The woman, Sasmita Sethy along with her minor daughter had left their house at Karanj village under Marsaghai police limits following a quarrel yesterday. The body of the minor was retrieved from the river this morning while the woman is still missing.

Meanwhile, family members of the woman have lodged a complaint with local police alleging torture by her in-laws.

While police have registered a case into the matter, preliminary investigation suggests that the woman along with her daughter might have jumped into the river after being depressed over family dispute.

Acting on the plaint, Marshaghai police with the help of Mahakalapada fire department officials have launched a search operation to trace the missing woman.

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