Nalbari(Assam), June 15 (PTI): Two persons were killed and three others injured when a man in an alleged inebriated condition attacked his family members and neighbours with an axe in Nalbari district, police said Saturday.
According to a police, the accused identified as Pankaj Dev Nath attacked his elder brother Ajoy Dev Nath and his friend Chandan with an axe at his residence in Hati Namati village around 9 pm on Friday night killing them on the spot.
Pankaj then attacked his 70-year old father Jagabandhu Dev Nath and his sister-in-law Chanjala Dev Nath.
While attempting to flee Pankaj attacked his neighbour Painur Ali, they said.
The injured have been admitted to Gauhati Medical College Hospital in a critical condition, the police said.
The villagers caught hold of Pankaj early this morning and handed him over to Nalbari Police station.
As per preliminary investigation the crime was committed due to family related issues, a police officer said.