Four-members of family murdered in Durg

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Durg (Chhattisgarh), Dec 21

Four persons, including two women, were killed by unidentified assailants in Durg district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday.

The crime took place at village Khurmuda under Amleshwar police station limits.

According to police sources, the deceased were identified as Balram Sonkar, his wife Dulari, Rohit Sonkar (son) and daughter-in-law Kirtin Bai (daughter-in-law). In preliminary police investigation, it was learnt that one of the victims was stoned to death whereas bodies of others were recovered from tanks built in the field. An 11-year-old boy was found critically injured at the crime scene and he was rushed to a nearby hospital for the treatment.

After being informed about the crime, police accompanied by the experts of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) were rushed to the spot for undertaking Crime Scene Investigation. Considering the seriousness of the incident, which took place on the first day of Chhattisgarh Assembly’s winter session, Director General of Police (DGP) D M also visited the crime scene to take stock of the situation and ongoing investigation.

Police have sent the bodies for autopsy and registered an offence against unidentified assailants under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC), said police sources, elaborating that based on the investigation findings, police may also add Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC in the case.

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