Lucknow, Mar 9: In a shocking incident, a mentally stressed man killed three persons of his family in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh. The accused hacked his wife and two minor kids to death when they were sleeping. The horrific incident took place on Thursday night in Chakla Gurubaba village of Chitrakoot district.

The accused, Ajit, is mentally stressed and killed his wife Maika Devi and children – Pinki and Nandni – slitting their throats with a knife, police said. Ajit has been arrested after the incident and an investigation was underway.

The news of the triple murder spread like a wildfire and created an environment of fear among people.