**Kendrapada:** A shocking incident has unfolded in Madhusudanpur village under Patkura police limits here late last night as an inebriated youth named Bikram Das of the village allegedly murdered three of his family members by hacking them to death.
The deceased have been identified as Bikram’s grandfather Dhruba Das, his grandmother Saraswati Das and his aunt Pratima Das.
Reportedly, Bikram came home drunk last night and picked up a fight with his wife. He soon started beating his wife and when Bikram’s parents tried to intervene, they too were attacked by him, said sources.
On hearing screams for help, the deceased trio living in the next house, ran to save the lives of Bikram’s parents and his wife. However, Bikram did not spare them as well and hacked them to death.
While, Dhruba and Saraswati died on the spot, Pratima sustained grievous injuries in the attack and succumbed on the way to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
On the other hand, Bikram’s parents and his wife have been critically injured.
The accused youth, Bikram Das, has been detained by the police and further investigation into the incident is currently underway.
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