Six of a family including two children killed in sword attack in MP
JABALPUR: In one of the most gruesome murders, six members of a family that included two children were hacked to death in Mandla district.
The incident occurred in Maneri town on Wednesday. Two persons armed with swords entered a house, and killed everone in the house. The victim, Rajendra Soni alias Rajjan, a BJP leader, and close to former Union minister FS Kulaste. He and his family was attacked with swords.
Those who died included Vinod Soni, 45, son Om Soni, 10, Karia Soni, 8, Vinod's brother Rajendra Soni, 62, Priya Soni, 25, and Dinesh Soni. Harish Soni and Santosh Soni were the attackers.
One of the attackers too died later, as angry locals lynched him. Police force was deployed, after the incident, in view of the situation. It had taken a huge effort before the police could catch the accused (after he was shot at and injured). The crime shook the state, due to the figure of deaths (seven including one attacker) and the savagery.
Armed with weapons, Harish and Santosh, had entered the home of victims and killed them. The children too were butchered. Police said a land dispute may have led to the guresome killings. Investigation is on to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the massacre.
[July 16, 2020 NewsBits.in]