Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Titlagarh, Mar 18:
A man from the Balangir district of Odisha mercilessly hacked to death his stepmother and his five-year-old stepbrother with a hatchet, then forced his father to drink poison and consumed poison himself ,over a land dispute in the family.
Nrupa Rana, a native of Titisilet village under Singhekela police station was angry with his father over the division of land. Yesterday, he first forced his father to drink poison and when his stepmother protested, he hacked her to death with a hatchet.
Frightened by the scene, when his five-year-old step brother started running away, Nrupa chased him and chopped him to death.
He later tried committing suicide by drinking poison. The officials from Singhekela police rescued him and have admitted him to a local hospital.
Nrupa, the son of Khyama Rana from his previous marriage was angry with the division of ancestral land after his father tied the knot again with Rukmani.
Khyama Rana had divided 2.5 acres of land out of 4 acres that he owned, amongst his two sons from his first marriage.