Junagadh: A Woman and her three minor children were allegedly stabbed to death in Mankhetra village of Mangrol taluka in Junagadh district their bodies were found dumped in a septic tank on Saturday morning, the police said the motive for the murders was still under investigation.
Local police rushed to the spot following the incident. After completing the rituals rites and panchnama formalities, the inquiry was conducted. The killer had thrown the weapons and dead bodies in a septic tank which came out. In the murder case, a complaint was filed by his father expressing the suspicion on the son of his mother-in-law.
Police said the incident took place on a farm at Mankhetra village, around five kilometres away from Mangrol town between Wednesday night and early hours on Thursday. Police said the assailant attacked the victims and killed them on the spot. After murdering the four, the accused dumped their bodies in the septic tank of a toilet in the house and placed its lid back on.
The victims were identified as Sharda Gohel (35), her son Hrithik (13) and daughters Dolly (12) and Neha (7). Police said that the family were farmers.
Devrajbhai Somabhai lived with Gohel family in Manakhetra village in Mangrol. His wife Sharadaben (35 years), son Hritwik (13 yrars), daughter Dolly (11 years) and Neha (7 years) were killed between 9 pm to 2.30 am. Wife and children were at home while the husband has gone to work at Fisheries quarter.All the four were killed with sharp weapons.
There is no specific reason behind the killing of four people yet. Danabhai Poonjabhai Mewada, the father of deceased woman, lodged a complaint at Veraval, against Mahendra alias Gecho Devraj Parmar, who was staying with his daughter's family who is a native of village Rudalpur in Mangrol and he is the son of deceased husband , Devraj Gohel who lived with the family for the last 3 years and used to cultivated with them. He is currently missing so he is suspected of killing Sharadaben and her three children.
Based on a complaint filed by Sharda’s father Dana Mevada, Mangrol police booked unidentified persons for murder and disappearance of evidence. Mevada named one Jiko Parmar, a resident of nearby Rudalpur village in Mangrol taluka as a suspect.