Three women belonging to the same family were found dead in their house in the Pataliputra area of Patna today. They were strangulated to death, police said.
The deceased were related to one Gopal Prasad Singh, a retired employee of the Bihar Government. The victims, Mr Singh's second wife and his two daughters, were murdered last night, police said.
Mr Singh was in Delhi at the time of the death. Police are ruling out the possibility of robbery.
The police are terming the deaths a 'mystery'. The police are investigating the scene of crime.