“A bad man killed my mother.” Those were the words the five-year-old managed to utter as she recovered from the shock of witnessing the death of her mother, Jyothi Lakshmi, who was found stabbed at their residence in J.P. Nagar on Friday.

The girl, who was admitted in the emergency ward of Apollo hospital, was discharged on Saturday and is now under the care of her maternal grandparents, Narsaiah and Chikkamma.

The girl was found lying unconscious next to her mother in their bedroom. The 33-year-old HR employee was stabbed on her neck and stomach.

The police, who suspect the hand of someone known to the family, are investigating.

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