Police have arrested a man who allegedly made an attempt to molest a woman and later killed her husband and two children at Viramgam near Ahmedabad on Thursday night.
Viramgam police said that one Bachchu Sipahi attacked Ramesh Thakore and his two sons Rohit (5) and Tejas (3),who were sleeping in a farmland.
They were all farm labourers from Terala village in Surendranagar district.
Police said Sipahi used to often visit the farmland,where he would sleep in the night.
On Thursday too,Sipahi came to sleep there and saw Thakores family sleeping outside a hut.
Sipahi saw four persons sleeping in the open,which included a woman. He tried to take advantage of the situation and started molesting her. Her husband woke up and a heated argument led to a violent scuffle. Sipahi hit Thakore and his two sons with an iron rod, said Viramgam Deputy Superintendent of Police G H Pandya.
Police said the three victims sustained head injuries and died on the spot. Police have lodged an FIR under against Sipahi and started further investigation.