Farmer kills wife, five daughters in Chhattisgarh

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.