In a tragic incident, four members of a family, including a minor boy, were found murdered at Kemmannu in Udupi district on Sunday morning.
The deceased were identified as Haseena (46) and her three children—Afnan (23), Aynaz (21), and the 12-year-old boy.
The incident took place at Tripti Nagar in Nejar under Malpe police station limits.
According to police, a masked man gatecrashed their house and brutally attacked the family with a knife. Haseena’s mother-in-law has been seriously injured in the attack and admitted to a hospital.
The motive of the attack is being investigated.
Media reports claimed that Haseena’s husband Mohammed Noor is working abroad and she used to live in her house with her three children and mother-in-law.
Udupi District Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar visited the scene of the crime.
“We will not be able to conclude the actual reason at this stage of investigation. Since no property is missing from the house, we believe that it could not be a murder for gain,” the officer was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
“There were only five people in the house when the incident took place and neighbours had reached the spot after hearing them crying,” he said.
The police have formed five teams to probe the case and nab the accused.