Chhattarpur: A 30-year-old man has allegedly axed to death his wife, infant son and mother-in-law at a village here, police said.
The accused Halke Pal was arrested yesterday from Katara village, about 22 kms from here, after he repeatedly hit his wife Janak Bai (25) with an axe following which she died on the spot.
Later, the accused also hit his two-month-old son and mother-in-law with the weapon.
While the infant succumbed at a hospital yesterday, the accused`s mother-in-law died of her injuries this morning.
Janak`s brother Govind Pal said ever since his sister got married to the accused about a year back, he had refused to send her to her parent`s home.
The accused was also a habitual drinker and had frequent quarrels with his wife, police added.