Guwahati: In a horrific incident, a mother allegedly killed her own child by stabbing her with a machete on Wednesday.
The incident occured in Barpeta district of Assam and the accused has been identified as Jaya Mandal.
Mandal has been arrested by police based on a complaint filed by her husband regarding the matter.
Reportedly, Jaya and her family were going through financial issues which led to the murder of the infant.
The 1 and half year old child was crying after Jaya breastfeed her. Later in a fit of rage, she locked the child in a room and slapped her.
Jaya then took a machete and stabbed the baby several times and killed her in the process.
The husband and locals tried to intervene but it was too late for them as the child died on spot.