A woman allegedly killed her five-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter by throwing them into a pond after feeding them poison at Laxmiprasad village under the Khandapada police station in Nayagarh district on Sunday.
Later, the woman also attempted to end her life by jumping into the water body after consuming poison.
Reports said Kalyani Khuntia after having a dispute with her husband Babi Khuntia in the afternoon, poisoned her son Sai (5) and daughter Sibani (10) around 7 pm. She then threw her children into a nearby pond and jumped into it after consuming poison. Though the three were rescued from the pond by villagers, Sai and Sibani had died by that time. The woman was rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital. The husband of the woman went absconding after the incident.
On the other hand, the family members of the woman alleged that her in-laws have committed the crime by administering poison to Kalyani and her children. Police are investigating into the matter.