Twenty-eight-year-old Pavithra, wife of Dharman of Keezharasambattu threw her four-year-old daughter Monisha into the well in their agricultural field and committed suicide by jumping into it on Wednesday morning.

According to the police, there were frequent quarrels between Pavithra and her husband. There was a quarrel between them on Tuesday night over the delay in her cooking food for him. When her husband went out on Wednesday morning to leave his parents in the bus stand to see them off to Chennai where they had planned to go for health check-up, Pavithra killed her child and commited suicide. The bodies of the two were retrieved later and sent for post mortem.

Since Pavithra got married within a period of less than five years, the Revenue Divisional Officer, Vellore will conduct a statutory inquest into her death.

Pavithra and her husband were known to have frequent quarrels