Chennai, Oct. 10 -- A 26-year-old woman has been arrested for killing her stepdaughter by throwing the six-year-old from the third floor of their apartment building on Tuesday evening.

The woman has confessed to the crime and has been booked for murder.

According to Selaiyur police station inspector Y Srinivasan, the accused, Suryakala, a resident of Sembakkam on the outskirts of Chennai, had married Parthiban in 2017 after the latter's first wife died. The couple has a one-year-old boy while Parthiban had a daughter, Raghavi, from his first marriage.

"On Tuesday evening, Parthiban was at a friend's where he learnt that Raghavi had been missing for a while. He returned home to find a weeping Suryakala who claimed that the child had been ...