Police arrested one person in Basata village in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district for beheading his two minor sons, and trying to kill his wife and another son.
Gyan Singh, assistant sub-inspector of Bamitha police station in Chhatarpur district told HT that at around 10 pm, one Kalicharan Kushwaha, a marginal farmer, entered the bed room with an axe, and attacked his wife and three children.
“He (Kalicharan) suspected that his wife had an illicit relationship with his brother-in-law, and wanted to kill his wife and children,” Singh said, adding that he attacked when the wife and children were in deep sleep.
Two sons – Bhole (4) and Lokendra (8) died on the spot, while Malti, the wife and eldest son Karan (10) sustained deep cut injuries on the neck and shoulder, police officials said.
On hearing mother and children shouting for help, neighbours and other family members rushed for help. The wife somehow managed to open the door and the people overpowered Kalicharan, and took him to custody. He was later handed over to police.
The injured wife and son were rushed to the district hospital in Chhatarpur. Prima facia investigation has revealed that Kalicharan was suspicious of his wife behavior, and was suspicious of her illicit relationship with his brother in law.
Kalicharan wanted to kill the sons because he presumed that all the three children were from the illicit relationship.