Two triple murders were reported in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region on Wednesday night. In Malwani, a 47-year-old woman and two children were found murdered in the same house, while in Ulhasnagar, three from a family were found murdered.
In Malwani, a grandmother and her two grandchildren were found killed. The three were killed using knife at Gate number six, New Collector colony. While the grandmother Babli Shaw, 47, was stabbed, the throats of the kids Aryan Shaikh, 13, and Sania Shaikh, 8, were slit by the accused.
Spokesperson for Mumbai police Ashok Dudhe confirmed the incident.
The police said the children lived with their grandmother after their mother died a few years ago. Their father has remarried and stays nearby, the police said. They are questioning the father and are also exploring the property angle.
According to the police, the incident took place at night and the door of the house did not open until 10 am, after which the neighbours called up the police control room.
The bodies were sent to the hospital for a post-mortem and the local police station, along with the Mumbai crime branch, have formed teams to try and solve the murders.
The police have activated their network of local informers to get leads.
In Thane, the police said the three victims were killed with an axe on the head and neck.
According to the police, Shankar Bhandary, 62, his wife Fusabai, 50, and their son Shani, 22, were found dead at their residence in Ulhasnagar. While the parents were sleeping outside the house, Shani was sleeping inside and the door was kept open, the police said.
The police have filed a case of murder at Hill Lane police station in Thane.
Shankar was a farmer and also owned a milk centre. Shani had completed his graduation just this year and was to go for higher studies, the police said.
Some food grains and other articles were missing from the residence, the police said. They are probing if robbery was the motive.