Man kills self after killing four of family
Keonjhar: In a bizarre incident, a man committed suicide after killing four of his family members including his wife, daughter, son and sister at Gandabarei village under Barei police limits in Keonjhar district last night.
Head of the family Srikrishna Mahanta, after committing the crime, set all the bodies afire and killed self by setting ablaze himself, police said adding the semi burnt bodies of the five were recovered from the spot.
“We received a phone call at around 2 am regarding the crime and soon rushed to the spot. It is known from the primary investigation that Srikrishna murdered them with a sharp weapon and set the bodies afire. He also killed self by burning himself”, Baria police OIC said. The reason behind the crime has not been ascertained, he added.
Two brothers of Srikrishna are staying at Joda area with his father while his sister was living with him, police said. Investigation is in progress to establish the motive behind the crime.