Five members of a family, including four children, were allegedly killed by a relative over property dispute, in Puragardeia locality under Shivkuti police station in Allahabad on Sunday. Police have arrested the brother of the deceased.
The incident came to light at around 7.30 am on Sunday, when a member of the family went to the first floor of the house and found the victims with their throats slit. Apart from Moharram, his daughters and sons were found dead.
Moharram’s wife, Didiya (47), who survived the attack, was admitted to a hospital and was critical. Later in the day, she gained consciousness and recorded her statement. Based on her statement, police detained the victim’s brother Rajan for interrogation, who then admitted to the crime.