The mother and daughter of a journalist working with the Nagpur Today news website were found murdered on Sunday morning, The Indian Express reported. Ravikant Kamble, a crime reporter, approached the police on Saturday night after the two went missing.

The Nagpur Police found the bodies of 54-year-old Usha Sevakram Kamble and one-year-old Rashi stuffed in sacks in a creek near the Bahadura area, The Hindu reported.

The police have arrested a grocery shop owner, Ganesh Sahu. “The woman was last seen with the child near a grocery shop owned by Ganesh Sahu in Pavansut Nagar around 5 pm,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Nilesh Bharne told The Indian Express. “After preliminary investigation, we found blood stains in Sahu’s Bolero and house. Sahu has confessed to the crime and we have arrested him.”

Joint Commissioner of Police Shivaji Bodhke said Sahu claimed he had fought with Usha Kamble over some money she lent him. Sahu also alleged the woman used foul language. He then killed the woman and the infant by slitting their throats.

“Later, with wife’s help, he cleaned the stained house, put the two bodies in jute sacks and threw them into the creek around 10 pm,” Bodkhe added.