The incident took place in the Jadhavwadi in Javkhade Khalsa village of Pathardi town where the bodies of the couple-Jayashree and Sanjay Jadhav and their son Sunil were found with body parts chopped in pieces in the nearby well.
The incident came to light when farm workers saw the door of the house open and the people in it missing. Blood stains on the floor increased their suspicion. This is when the relatives were informed.
A massive search operation was launched when the relatives reached the spot. They also headed towards the Pathardi and Nagar hospital to find the Jadhav family, but they were not to be found.
Traces of the family were finally found in an empty well, 500 feet away from home. Angry villagers informed the police, but refused to let the police do an autopsy, until senior officials arrived.
Sanjay Jadhav, a farmer by profession owned an acre of land. His son Sunil, who works in a milk dairy in Mumbai had come to his village a week ago.