Lucknow: A woman and her four children were among the six people hacked to death in Meerut, police said Tuesday.
The murders took place Monday at Suhail Garden.
Police said the deceased were identified as Rukhsana, the mother, and her children - Rinsha, 20, Julie, 8, Goongie, 6, and Suhail, 12. The bodies of all her children were found in pools of blood inside a house.
An unidentified man was also killed. Police said all the six were murdered by sharp edged weapons.
Police first found the bodies of the man and Rukhsana at Gujjar chowk after which they went to her house to seek more details. The team was shocked when they found the bodies of her four children inside the house.
Police believe some old animosity because of a land dispute was the reason for the macabre killings.
Naved, the husband of Ruskhsana, is currently lodged in jail for an attempted murder case. He is locked in a legal battle with his brother over some land.