One-year-old killed as mother jumps into Siraha pond with her

LAHAN: A one-year-old baby girl was killed when her mother along with the child jumped into a pond in Dhangadhi in Siraha district on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Dilisa Khanal.

Her mother Hira (28) of Dhangadhi Municipality-12 was later rescued by the police. However, they could not save the infant.

Injured Hira, meanwhile, has been rushed to the Lahan-based Ram Prasad Uma Memorial Hospital, said Deputy Superintendent of Police, Raj Kumar KC.

The body has been kept at Lahan-based Ram Kumar Sarada Uma Prasad Murarka Memorial Hospital for autopsy, KC said.

The mother's motive behind her apparent suicide attempt is yet to be known.

Further investigation is underway, KC added.