A 32-year-old murder convict on bail on Thursday killed himself after brutally assaulting three family members with an axe in Aulakh village, Muktsar.
Amarinder Singh, the deceased, was serving his sentence at the Hoshiarpur district jail.
Malout deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Balkar Singh Sandhu said, “Amarinder Singh was undergoing treatment for a mental illness. On Thursday morning, he attacked his cousin Gurdhian Singh, his wife Sarabjit Kaur and his mother Jasbir Kaur with an axe. Later, he ended his own life”.
The injured were taken to Bathinda’s private spine and neurosurgery institute soon after the incident. “Gurdhian and Sarabjit, who suffered head injuries, are in critical condition, while the deceased’s mother is stable,” the DSP said.