Ranchi, Sep 13 (IANS) A 36-year-old man was arrested for killing his wife and mother-in-law in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand, around 350 km from here, on Friday.
According to the police, the accused Bahadur Rawani (36) killed his wife Radha Devi (32) and mother-in-law Saraswati Devi (50), over suspicion of an extra-marital affair.
Police have also seized the axe used in killing both the women.
Rawani was married to Radha 12 years ago and they have a 10-year old boy. The accused was living with his wife in his mother-in-law’s house.
During interrogation, the accused informed the police that his wife had an extra-marital affair with a relative. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.