A 28-year-old woman and her two minor children were murdered in the Bihar capital, police said on Tuesday.
The throats of Arti Gupta and her two children - four-year-old Sanchit and two-year-old Ashi - were slit at their home in the busy locality of Nala Road late Monday.
Arti's husband Rajiv Kumar, who runs a furniture shop, was away to New Delhi at the time of the incident.
Patna Superintendent of Police B.S. Meena has asked city Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj to investigate the matter.