Special Correspondent

KOLKATA: A woman, around 35 years old, allegedly threw her four-year-old daughter into Hooghly river from Howrah bridge here on Wednesday evening.

Her six-year-old son ,about six years old, who was accompanying her, screamed when he saw his little sister being thrown into the waters below.

This drew the attention of passers-by, who over-powered the woman and handed her over to the police.

Traffic was heavy on the bridge as it was peak evening rush-hour when the incident occurred.

Attempts were being made to recover the child with the police scouring the waters in launches and boats. She could not be traced till late in the evening.