RAJBIRAJ: A 40-year-old man in Malhaniya of Saptari district on Sunday murdered his younger brother’s wife and her son with a spade.
Rameshwor Yadav of Chhotaki, Malhaniya-2 fatally hit 40-year-old Rita Devi and her 13-year-old son Manish Kumar with a spade at around 10 am today.
Rita Devi was wife of his younger brother Kamendra whereas Manish was his only living son. Kamendra’s other son was killed in an accident few years back.
Kamendra was not at home during the attack, according to police.
Police said that Rameshwor hit his sister-in-law and the child on head with the spade, killing them on the spot.
Manish was at the yard and Rita Devi was working at kitchen when they were murdered.
Malhaniya Police Post In-charge Ramesh Subba said the murder could have been committed due to greed of property.
Police suspected that Rameshwor murdered the mother-son duo to make sure that he would get his brother’s property after his death. Rameshwor is also said to be mentally retarded.
Police arrested Rameshwor and sent the dead bodies to the Lahan Hospital, Siraha for postmortem.