DARBHANGA, BIHAR: A man assassinated his wife and two children on Wednesday by setting them on fire in Bihar's Darbhanga district. The incident occurred in Teksar village.
"The man, identified as Mohammad Haroon allegedly burnt his wife Rukhsana Khatun (22) and their two children, Zishan (4) and Ena (1), last night following a quarrel between him and his wife," Sub-Divisional Police Officer Dilnawaz Ahmed said.
The bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem at Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital.
"The accused fled from the village after the incident," Mr Ahmed said, adding that "a murder case has been registered against Haroon by his wife's mother."
An investigation is going on into the matter, Mr Ahmed said.