Raipur: A farmer has been arrested for
allegedly killing his wife and five daughters in
Chhattisgarh`s Balod district, police said on Monday.
The incident occurred last night at Mohdipat village when
the accused Dhal Singh Devangan, 36, attacked his wife
Thaneshwari Devi (30), whose character he suspected, with a
sharp weapon killing her, they said.
In a fit of rage, he also killed his five daughters --
Nisha (15), Lakshmi (12), Santi (10), Nandini (7) and Sandhya
(3), police said.
"Dhal Singh had a fight with his wife at his residence last night following which he attacked her and his daughters
with a sharp weapon and killed them," a police officer said.
After learning about the incident, Dhal Singh`s mother Tijanbai, who lived in the same house, informed others who in
turn alerted the police following which the accused was taken
into custody, police said.