PATNA: There members of a Dalit family were hacked to death in Bihar late Saturday night, sparking panic in the areas.
Reports said a gang of criminal raided the Harijan tola of Jhandapura village in Bhagalpur district and slit open the throat of four members of a family.
While two died on the spot, one child succumbed to injuries at a local hospital. The other victim is said to be battling for life at the hospital
The victims have been identified as Kanik Ram, wife Meena Devi and their son Chhotu, 12.
The reason behind the murder is no known. Police are investigating the case.
On Friday, a jewellery businessman from Punjab had been killed in saran district while another trader dealing in shoe business was killed by criminals in Patna town.
On Saturday, the criminals had killed the son of a Congress leader Chotu Jaisawal in east Champaran district.
The victim was sipping tea at a roadside stall in the morning when some masked men riding a motorbike reached the spot and shot him from a close range, wounding him critically before fleeing the scene. He died soon thereafter.
The reason behind his killing is not known but authorities believe he may have been killed over political rivalry. A number of such murder murders have taken place in the state in the past few months.
In August this year, senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Kedar Rai was shot was criminals in Danapur locality of Patna district. Rai had gone on morning stroll when the miscreants sprayed bullets on him, killing him on the spot
In July, another RJD leader and close aide of former parliamentarian Mohammad Shahabuddin, Minhaj Khan was shot dead by unidentified man while he was sleeping in his house.
In July again, commercial cell chief of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Krishna Shahi was shot dead by miscreants in Gopalganj district.