KANPUR: A man and his son were attacked in their sleep with sharp-edged weapons in Nibhaur village of Baberu Kotwali area in Banda district on Tuesday night. The son died while the condition of the father is critical. The accused is absconding.
After preliminary investigation, the police have expressed suspicion of a love affair behind the incident. The seriously injured man has been admitted to hospital. Additional superintendent of police Lakshmi Niwas Mishra said that efforts were being made to arrest the absconding accused.
Devlal Nishad, 53, a resident of Majra Tarsia Dera of village Nibhaur, had gone to guard the fields with his son Raju, 28, on Tuesday night. They were sleeping in a hut built on the farm. In the late night, unidentified men arrived there, tied Raju to the cot, killed him by slitting his throat and then injured his father with an axe.
Baberu police station in-charge inspector Pankaj Singh said that the matter seemed to be some kind of love affair. “Investigations are on and the police will initiate action on the basis of a complaint and an autopsy report, besides the statement of the injured man,” he said.

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