A Kozhikode woman has admitted to killing her daughter by drowning in a bucket of water, said police.
The incident took place last week.
According to the Sahura, she committed the murder and tried to commit suicide after being caught stealing from a relative’s house.
On the incident being known in the family, her husband allegedly said he did not want her anymore prompting her to kill the daughter and herself, Sahura said.
She has been produced before the court and kept under remand.
The child’s body has been sent for post-mortem and results awaited.
Sahura tied hands and legs of her 4-year-old daughter Insha before immersing her head into bucketful of water and killing her. She later tried to kill her one-and-a-half year old son in similar fashion but was prevented by neighbours who were alerted to the scene.
The son is now undergoing treatment in a private hospital.