Varanasi: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her mentally unstable mother in Bairia area of Ballia district on Wednesday. The police arrested the mother and booked her under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of IPC.
According to reports, a resident of Sansar Tola of Jaiprakash Nagar in Bairia area of Ballia district Rajbhooshan Yadav found his daughter Priya, a class 9 student, lying n a pool of blood when he returned after morning walk. Her throat was slit with some sharp edged weapon.
On being questioned his wife Chinta Devi confessed that she attacked the girl with vegetable cutting tool. With the help of local residents he rushed the girl to Sonbarsa community health centre, where she was declared dead.
The police sent the body for postmortem. Ballia SP Devendra Nath Dubey said that the woman was mentally disturbed. A case was registered and she was arrested.