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MP: Journalist,family found murdered

Chandrika Rai worked as a freelancer for 'Navbharat' and 'Hitavada',while his wife was a member of local Janpad.

Written by Agencies | Umaria (mp) |
February 19, 2012 6:24:16 pm

A journalist,his wife and two children were found murdered in their house last evening here,police said today.

Chandrika Rai (42),wife Durga Rai (40),son Jalaj (19) and daughter Nisha (14) were found lying in pools of blood in different rooms of the family’s house. Rai worked as a freelancer for dailies ‘Navbharat’ and ‘Hitavada’,while his wife was a member of local Janpad.

According to the police,the house was locked from outside the whole day yesterday. Finding something amiss,Rai’s brother went to the house and broke the lock to find the horrific scene inside.

The motive behind the crime is not known,but police suspect that it was committed on the night of February 17,and the culprits were known to the family.

The victims appeared to have been hit on the head by a heavy iron object.

The crime has shocked the local people,and traders here have given a call for bandh today. Police have sent the bodies for post-mortem.

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