Seven young siblings -- the youngest one of them a two-year-old girl -- were bereaved when the police retrieved the body of their mother lying in a pool of blood inside a shanty in Munda Sahi under Jagatpur police station here on Sunday morning.

The woman has sustained deep injury marks in her cheeks and back while police suspect the 40-year-old Meena Hembram was killed by her husband Madhu Hembram who is absconding after committing the crime on Saturday night.

Police are investigating the case after registering a murder case.