Coimbatore: A woman strangled her three-year-old daughter to death to continue her relationship with a youth here, police said on Saturday.
Divya, a resident of Selvapuram area in the city had left her husband last year after a quarrel and had been staying with her parents, they said.
While working as a saleswoman, she got into a relationship with the youth. Her parents warned her against continuing with it, citing the child's future.
Divya, who viewed the child as an obstacle to her relationship, strangled her to death last night and put the body in the bed.
Her brother noticed the child lying motionless for a long time and took her to a nearby hospital, where she was declared brought dead.
Based on a complaint from the brother, Divya was arrested. She later confessed to the crime, police said.