Jalandhar, October 18
A man allegedly killed five persons, including his wife, two children, father-in-law and mother-in-law, by setting them afire in the wee hours on Tuesday.
He allegedly poured petrol in the room where all of then were asleep, set it on fire and locked the door from outside, leaving them inside to die.
The incident occurred at Bitlan village in Mehatpur. The village falls right on the bank of the Sutlej on Jalandhar side. The accused, who hails from Jagraon village, is on the run and the police have been conducting raids to nab him.
The victims include Paramjit Kaur (28), her son (5), daughter Arshdeep (7), father Surjan Singh (58) and mother Joginder Bai (54). The bodies of the five victims were brought to Nakodar Civil Hospital for postmortem.