A mentally challenged man hacked his two minor daughters when they were sleeping and also injured his wife who tried to save them,in Thariaon area of Fatehpur district early Monday.
The police said Akshay Pratap Singh alias Ranu (25),a resident of Rampur Imadpur village,attacked his two daughters Kashish (6) and Kallo (4),who were sleeping on the first floor,with a cleaver (gandasa) at 2 am. When his wife Sheela came there on hearing the cry of the girls,Singh attacked her as well. But she ran away from the house. Both the girls died on the spot,while Sheela was being treated for her injuries,the police said.
Thariaon Station Officer Manoj Pathak said Singh had been undergoing treatment for mental illness at a hospital in Thariaon and had been brought home on Saturday.