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Woman brutally hacked to death with granddaughter in Ganjam

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Berhampur: In a shocking incident, an elderly woman was brutally hacked to death along with her three-year-old granddaughter by a neighbour in Badiamba village under Hinjilicut Police Station area in Ganjam district today. Villagers thrashed the attackers brutally after nabbing him following the incident.

The deceased has been identified as Kama Sethi (60) and Sriya Sethi (3).

The attack took place this morning while the woman along with her granddaughter was moving outside the house in the village. The accused Ranjam attacked the duo with a sharp weapon reaching the spot and hacked both of them at several parts of the body. The duo sustained critical head injury and bled profusely on the spot.

The injured duo was rushed to the Hinjilicut CHC following the attack and was later shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in critical condition by the family members. The woman along with her granddaughter succumbed to the injury under treatment at the hospital.

While the exact motive of the accused behind the attack is not clear, the villagers nabbed him following the incident and thrashed brutally after tying to a poll in the village. He was rescued and arrested by Hinjilicut Police later on.

Police are investigating into the incident and said a past enmity behind the killing could not be ruled out.