A woman and her two minor sons were killed by an unknown assailant on Wednesday, who slit their throat and fled the spot firing in the air, police said.
Jaipur East deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Gyan Chand Yadav said that the incident took place in the afternoon at a time when the woman’s husband was not at home.
Police reached the spot after receiving information from the neighbours. We are interrogating the husband and a few other people based on suspicion. Further investigation is underway,” said the DCP.
“Preliminary probe suggests the assailant is someone familiar to the victims. He slit the throats of all three with a knife and also stabbed them several times to ascertain the death. Though the murder weapon has not yet been found, a pistol was recovered from the spot,” DCP Yadav said.
He said that the neighbours and the victim’s mother and sister-in-law saw the assailant running away covering his face with a white cloth.
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