Lucknow: A man killed four members of his family, including wife and children, and later ended his life.
The incident took place in Jaunpur district in the early hours of Wednesday.
Local police along with senior officers reached the spot after getting information and sent the body for autopsy. The police claimed that the man took the extreme step following a dispute with his wife.
Reports said that one Nagesh Vishwakarma (40) of Jairampur village under Madiyaon police station of Jaunpur was living with his wife, Radhika (35), and three children – Nikita, Adarsh and Ayushi.
The local residents claimed that on Wednesday morning, when no one came out of the house, they went to enquire about the well-being of the family. The villagers were shocked by seeing the bodies of Radhika and the three children lying in pools of blood. The body of Nagesh was found hanging from the ceiling of another room.
The villagers claimed that they heard heated arguments between Nagesh and Radhika on Wednesday morning, after which the man took this extreme step.
According to the police, the husband first killed his wife by hitting her with a rod. After that, he strangled the three children to death and committed suicide.
The cops sent the bodies for autopsy. Further investigations are on.
Meanwhile, two farmers were allegedly shot dead by unidentified assailants while they were watering their field in a village in Sultanpur district.
Police said although no arrests had been made in connection with the murder so far, preliminary investigation hinted at a land dispute as the apparent reason for the crime. They said two police teams had been formed to trace the killers.
Sultanpur’s SP Somen Barma said the incident took place in Marui Krishnadaspur village under Akhand Nagar police station in the wee hours of Tuesday.
The deceased farmers were identified as Dharamraj Maurya (60) and Vijay Kumar Rajbhar (47).
“According to the villagers, they heard gunshots a few hours past midnight and rushed to the field to find both lying on the ground in pools of blood. Both were rushed to the nearby community health centre where they succumbed to their injuries before they could be given any treatment,” the SP said.
Another police official engaged in the investigation said the probe so far hinted at an old enmity over land dispute with one of the two farmers. He said the two farmers had very good relations and they often used to go together to their fields. He further said the circumstances and the sequence of incidents suggested that there were at least two assailants.