Thiruvananthauram A man in Aruvikkara hacked his mother-in-law to death and inflicted hacks on his wife before setting himself ablaze in a bid for suicide. The incident took place 4.30 am this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Azhikode Vallapetti native Zahira(67). The accused, Aksar, attacked his wife with a machete then hacked the elderly mother-in-law several times. People familiar to the family said there were domestic problems and that there is case ongoing at Family Court for past 10 years.
Police have booked Akshar, who is hospitalised and remains critical.