Patna, Jul 7: Altogether five persons, including three members of a family, were killed and two others injured by unidentified miscreants at Korji Mohammadpur village under Phulwarisharif police station area here.
Senior Police Superintendent Amit Kumar told newspersons here today that the assailants barged into the residence of one Bhola Singh late last night and attacked him and his family members with sharp weapons while they were asleep.
Mr Singh, his wife Sarswati Devi and son-in-law Mahesh Sharma were killed on the spot while two others sustained injuries.
Later, while fleeing after committing the crime, the assailants killed two villagers Bindeshwari Yadav and Virendra Paswan when they tried to nab the miscreants.
The injured were rushed to a local hospital.
''The motive behind the killing is still not known,'' Mr Kumar said, adding that the case was being investigated from all possible angles.