Ranchi, March 8 (IANS) A police constable hacked his wife, son and daughter to death in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district Friday, police said.
According to police, Constable Birendra Surin posted in Jamshedpur quarrelled with his wife at his house in Kadamadih village of West Singhbhum district, around 170 km from Ranchi.
He then axed her, and their five-year-old son and daughter to death.
According to villagers, Surin suspected his wife of having an illicit relationship with another man. He believed that the children were not his.
Surin has been arrested. The bodies have been sent for post mortem.
In another incident, a woman was burnt by her husband in Ramgarh district. She was found on the roadside Friday morning.
She has been admitted to a hospital in Ranchi. Police said the woman told them that she was set ablaze by her husband.