Kendrapara: A youth allegedly murdered three members of his family at Madhusudanpur village under Patkura police limits in Odisha’s Kendrapara district late last night.
Bikram Das, the accused, went absconding after the incident but was apprehended by police this afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Bikram’s grandfather Dhruba Das, his grandmother Saraswati Das and his aunt Pratima Das.
According to reports, Bikram returned home last night in an inebriated state and thrashed his wife after an argument between the two. He also attacked his father and mother when they opposed the act.
When the deceased trio intervened in the matter, Bikram assaulted them with a sharp weapon killing Dhruba and Saraswati on the spot. Pratima sustained grievious injuries in the attack and succumbed on the way to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
On the other hand, condition of Bikram’s mother is stated to be critical and she has been hospitalised. Investigation into the matter is underway.