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A man in India has been arrested for attacking his wife and 17-year-old son with an ax after he suspected they were having an affair.according to the police.
harjit singh left his son Lovepreet Singh, 17, and his wife Jaswinder Kaur, 38, with serious injuries after hit them with the ax multiple times in Kotla village in the city of Samrala after the attack on Thursday, as reported by The Indian Express.
The man then fled the scene with his other 14-year-old son, but was eventually arrested by Khanna police in the town of Anandpur Sahib, which is around 50 miles from Samrala.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Waryam Singh, said, according to the outlet, that the man told police he suspected his wife had developed a relationship with their own son and therefore supposedly tried to kill them both.
“During interrogation, the defendant said that he was watching his wife and eldest son for five days. On Thursday morning he assaulted both of them with the intention of killing them, however they survived,” said the DSP, adding that the ax was recovered from the crime scene.
However, it has not been clarified whether his son and wife were actually in any relationship romantically or otherwise.
The victims were taken to a hospital in Chandigarh, but no details about their conditions or the severity of their injuries were released. The Indian Express, however, reported that they have undergone multiple surgeries.
In a similar case, just a few days ago, a 25-year-old man jumped over the wall of a preschool and killed four children between the ages of five and sevenand wounded at least five others with an ax in an attack in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.
Authorities said the man turned himself in at the police station, but a motive is still being investigated. The five injured children, who ranged from three to five years old, were taken to receive medical attention, with one child in serious condition, according to Blumenau mayor Mário Hildebrandt.
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