Lucknow: A father hacked his three children to death in a fit of rage in Shravasti district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, the police said.
The assailant Siyaram, who has been arrested, also tried to kill his wife, but was prevented from committing more violence, a police officer said.
The incident took place in Mahdoyiya village of Ikauna.
According to the police, Siyaram got into a fit of rage after an argument with his wife who was visiting her parents' home. He came back home and hacked his three children, Rajan, Shalini and Mohini, with an axe.
The bodies of the children have been sent for post-mortem examination and the crime scene sealed, said the police officer.