Published 14:35 IST, May 29th 2024

MP Man Axes 8 Members Of Family To Death, Later Hangs Self

A "mentally disturbed" man allegedly hacked to death eight members of his joint family with an axe in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district.

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Police personnel investigate the crime scene after a youth hacked to death eight members of his family and then committed suicide in tribal village of Bodal Kachhar, in Chhindwara. | Image: PTI Photo

Bhopal: Just eight days after his marriage, a 27-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district axed eight family members to death, including his wife, mother, and three children, before hanging himself. The incident took place in Bodal Kachhar village and the reason behind it was not yet clear, said police.

The man, identified as Dinesh Sariyam (26), who was "mentally disturbed", got married on May 21, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Manish Khatri.


He allegedly hacked to death his wife, mother, sister, brother, the latter's wife and three minor children. The man later also attacked another nephew but he managed to escape from the spot, the official said.

A woman raised an alarm early in the morning following which police rushed to the spot and tried to search for the man, but he was later found hanging from a tree, Khatri said.


The bodies were sent for an autopsy and the injured person was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chhindwara.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav expressed grief over the incident and directed minister Sampatia Uikey to rush to Chhindwara and visit the other family members of the deceased.


Prima facie, a probe suggested the man was mentally unstable, according to officials. Further investigation was on into the incident, the SP said.



14:35 IST, May 29th 2024