Man hacks wife, five daughters to death

February 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Feb 20 (IANS) In a brutal act, a 38-year-old man Monday killed his wife and five daughters in Chhattisgarh after doubting the character of his spouse, police said.

The incident took place at the small village of Mohadipat in Balod district, some 150 km from Raipur.

“Dhalsingh Devangan lost his cool when he saw his wife Thaneshwari, 32, talking to a middle-aged person in a friendly manner at his house. He took a sharp-edged weapon being used for killing chicken, and attacked his wife who succumbed to injuries on the spot,” K.M Mishra, in-charge of the local Arjunda police station, told IANS over phone.

“The accused who had perhaps in a drunken state, didn’t stop himself after killing his wife and killed his five daughters- Nisha 15, Laxmi, 14, Sati, 13, Nandini, 8 and Sandhya, 5 in the same manner when they cried after watching their mother in a pool of blood,” the police officer added.

Mishra said that the lone eye-witness of the entire killings was none other than accused’s mother, Kejabai, 55, who is still in a state of shock and has urged the police to hang her son to death for killing her daughter-in-law and five loveable girls.

The police officer said that Devangan has confessed to his crime.

The heinous crime has sent shock waves among the entire 21 families in the village, Mishra added.

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