Kendrapada: Even four days have passed since a woman and her daughter were found dead under mysterious conditions at Manapada village under the Rajanagar police station in Kendrapada district, the bodies have not been cremated as locals had insisted on a proper probe.

According to reports, involvement of a maternal uncle and his associates in the killings has been suspected by villagers, who have now guarded the neice’s (daughter’s) body in front of her uncle’s house and her mother’s in an ambulance.

It is reported that the daughter was pregnant. After her family members came to know about pregnancy, the daughter went missing. Then her mother went in search of her. Later, the daughter’s body was found in her maternal uncle’s pond, and her mother’s near Gobardhanpur along the Hansua River.

While police have detained an uncle, villagers have demanded a proper probe in the incident and stringent action against all culprits. They are not allowing cremation of the bodies.