In a gruesome crime incident, a man killed five of his family members in Jharkhand’s Saraikela district today.
Those dead also includes three teenagers, police said.
The accused has been identified as 40-year-old Chinnu Soren from Purisilli village.
It is claimed by the police that accused drank some liquor on Friday night and stayed at a neighbour’s house but then early in the morning today, he went home and attacked his elder brother Rabi Manjhi (45) with a sharp-edged weapon.
The accused, as per police, then went about killing his brother’s wife Parvati and their three children — Jeetan (15), Suresh (13), and Paresh (11).
The man later attacked his mother and second brother. The two were injured in the incident and have been admitted to a hospital, the police said.
After the attack, the man set the house on fire, informed the police.
The man has been arrested, the police said.