Purulia: Three members of a family were hacked to death by unidentified assailants early this morning at Amra village in Kotshila bloc, 30 km from Purulia town.
Purulia SP C Sudhakar said 42-year-old Arun Mahato, his wife Lakshmi mahato and two-year-old son were killed in front of their parents.
The aged parents were so traumatised by the brutal killing that they lost their voice and were admitted to a hospital nearby for treatment.
The SP said no arrest had been made yet as the police was waiting for the parents` voice to restore to know the details.
Meanwhile, the police suspects that contract killers had been hired for the job and family dispute was the reason for the murders.