Bilaspur: A man allegedly killed his wife and their three minor children by strangulating them in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh over suspicion of her infidelity, a police official said on Tuesday.

An investigation has begun into the incident that took place on Monday in Hirri village under Masturi police station limits, according to Bilaspur Superintendant of Police Santosh Singh.

The 34-year-old accused identified as Umendra Kevat has been arrested on charges of murder, the police official said. The murdered children – two girls aged 4 and 5 and a 2-year-old son, Bilaspur SP said.

Meanwhile, a woman allegedly shot dead her husband and elder brother-in-law over a family dispute in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district on Monday, police said.

The incident occurred in Ingoriya village under the jurisdiction of Ingoriya police

station in the district on Monday morning, a senior police officer said. The woman’s husband died on the spot while her elder brother-in-law sustained injuries in the incident. The family members took him to Ujjain Civil Hospital where doctors declared him dead, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP, Rural) Nitesh Bhargav said.

“On Monday morning, a woman, who is an Anganwadi worker, opened fire on her husband and her elder brother-in-law. The husband died on the spot and later the brother-in-law also died. In the preliminary investigation, it came to light that there was some family dispute and there was some land-related issue in which the woman was also demanding a stake in the land,” the ASP said.

Nonetheless, an investigation into the matter is underway and further action will be taken based on evidence, he added.

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