Bijapur, Karnataka, Jul 14 (UNI) In a macabre incident a well-to-do farmer hacked his wife and two sons before committing suicide over a trivial reason in Hanchinal village of Sindgi taluk in the district last night.
Sindgi police said that it was suspected that Basavaraj Siddappa Biradar (42), in a fit of rage, hacked his wife Basanna (35), sons Santosh (12) and Mahesh (07) with sickle and committed suicide with the same weapon.
His 16-year-old daughter Savitha, who had proviential escape as she fled the scene, sustained serious wounds in one of her legs and three of her fingers in a hand was chopped off.
Police said that Biradar, who was enraged over his daughter talking with a boy, raised the issued at home. His wife allegedly objected to this. In a fit of rage he went on a hacking spree using his farm sickle.
Savitha, who is now in a hospital, told police that her father had lost his cool over a family matter.
However, mystery surrounds the killing of the family as, Basavaraj was an affluent farmer owning 72 acres of fertile land.
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