Man, woman killed by sons in separate incidents

Keonjhar/ Phulbani: An elderly man and a woman were killed by their sons in two separate incidents in Keonjhar and Kandhamal districts.

In Haradigotha village under Keonjhar police limits, an elderly woman was killed by her son over a family dispute. According to sources, 65-year-old Sumi Munda was attacked by his son with a kitchen knife. As usual, Sumi’s son Rabi Munda came to the house in an inebriated condition on Saturday night and picked up a quarrel with her. Sumi’s son-in-law’s brother Deme Munda was also present that night. Soon the quarrel turned violent and both Rabi and Deme used a kitchen knife to slit Sumi’s throat. After the incident came to light yesterday morning, town police rushed to the spot and sent the body for post mortem.

In a separate incident in Sadanmendi village in Kandhamal district, an elderly man was reportedly beaten to death by his son. The deceased has been identified as Niranjan Digal. Niranjan was beaten by his son Ramesh Digal with a piece of wood on Saturday night. Niranjan collapsed on the spot and was taken by police to the Phulbani district hospital where he succumbed to the injuries. As per police investigations, Ramesh is mentally ill. Investigations are still on, informed sources.