Youth kills 3 of his family, injures mother in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A youth allegedly killed three of his family members and injured his mother by attacking them with a sharp weapon at Madhusudanpur village under Patkura police limits in the district late Saturday night.

The accused Bikram Das, who is a tractor driver, was reportedly in an inebriated state when he attacked his family members. He is absconding after the incident.

The deceased have been identified as Bikram’s grandfather Dhruba Das (80), grandmother Saraswati Das (70) and paternal aunt Pratima Das. His injured mother Ketaki Das is presently undergoing treatment in a hospital.

“He came home drunk last night and started beating his wife. In order to save her, when we intervened, he started hitting us. I have no idea why he all of a sudden attacked us,” said Bikram’s father.

Meanwhile, Patkura police have detained Bikram’s father for interrogation. Further investigation into the incident is underway and the accused will be nabbed soon, said a police official.

Though the exact reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, land dispute is suspected to be the reason behind the gruesome incident.