- 5 people killed for refusing to wed minor daughter to a married man
- Nine people are accused; one arrested while others have fled
- Decomposed bodies were found dumped in a nearby forest
Ram Singh Sirka, his wife Panu Kui, daughter Rambha (17) and sons Kande (12) and Sonya (8) were hacked to death on March 14, Additional Superintendent of Police (Kiriburu), Tauqir Alam said.
Nine people have been named in the complaint and police said four of the accused belong to an influential family in the region. One has been arrested and police suspect that the others may have fled from the state.
Ram Singh Sirka's decomposed body was found from a forest, about 3 km away from his home at Tulasai village under Gua police station area. On March 27, bodies of the other four were recovered from another jungle around 5 km away.
One of the accused wanted to marry Rambha. Her father did not accept it as he was a married man. Angry at the refusal, they killed Sirka's family members with rods and sharp weapons when he was not at home.
They dumped the bodies in the forest and waited for Sirka to return home. When he did, they killed him and dumped his body in a nearby forest.
(With inputs from PTI)