Woman, 2 children hacked to death

Keonjhar (Odisha): A woman and her two children were hacked to death, allegedly by a villager in the same locality, in Odisha`s Keonjhar district, police said on Monday.

Tukuna Munda allegedly hacked to death Puna Bayani, her son Rugudu (5) and Puna`s 2-year old daughter with an axe on the outskirts of Rankimundasahi villlage following an argument over a trivial matter, police said.

While he dumped the body of Rugudu in an abandoned well, the body of the girl was found nearby. Puna`s blod-splattered body was found lying near a field, police said.

Tukuna was then beaten up by villagers, while leaving the area, and later handed over to the police.
The axe used for the murder has been seized.