A man killed his wife, son and daughter before committing suicide in Jharkhand’s Seraikela-Kharswa district, police said on Friday.

The incident took place in Dolserai Dumar village.

Police said Sehrai Hembram, 42, used a sickle to first hack his wife Mahi, 33, to death and then attacked his four children.

Two of them — Sabita, 6, and one-year-old Badai — died. Two others — Pinki, 8, and Sameer, 10 — were injured.

Later, he committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. Police said that he was mentally ill.

First Published | 10 February 2017 6:29 PM
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