Prayagraj: In a chilling incident, five persons of a family were on Sunday found murdered in their house in Yusufpur Sevayat village in Soraon police circle. Also Read - UP Panchayat Election 2021: Date to be Announced Soon, Check Seat Reservation and Details Here

Prima facie, it appeared that all five had been killed with a sharp-edged weapon late on Saturday night. Also Read - College Girl Found Lying Naked With Severe Burns Along National Highway in UP's Shahjahanpur

Senior Superintendent of Police Satyarth Aniruddh Pankaj said that initial investigations indicated that the murders were a result of personal enmity but the police are working on various theories. Also Read - Jewar Airport: Yogi Govt Allocates Rs 2,000 Crore for Noida International Airport

The deceased have been identified as Som Dutt Tiwari, his wife, two children and one more person – possibly a relative.

The bodies have been sent for a post mortem. A forensic team was also called to take crucial samples.

In order to ease the prevailing tension, additional forces have been deployed in the village.