Patna: Three women and two children died in a Bihar village when they were attacked by an axe-wielding family member who is believed to be mentally challenged, the police said on Thursday.

The incident took place late on Wednesday at Bihjadi village in Vaishali district when the mentally challenged person identified as Sunil Giri used an axe against his family.

While three died on the spot, two others succumbed to their injuries on Thursday at Patna Medical College and Hospital. The accused is absconding after the incident.
Hundreds of shocked people from neighbouring villages thronged Bihjadi following the incident.


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