Bhadohi, May 23 (PTI) A man hacked his brother and sister-in-law to death with a butcher's knife and chopped off the limbs of their one-year-old child in Bhadohi district on Sunday, police said.

While the couple, identified as Jameel, 42, and Ruby, 38, were declared brought dead at a hospital in Bhadohi, the child is battling for his life, they said.

Bhadohi Superintendent of Police Ram Badan Singh said the gruesome offence was committed by Kajiyana resident Naushad, a butcher by profession, on Sunday evening in his home.

Following a dispute in the family, he attacked his brother and sister-in-law with a sharp-edged weapon used for cutting meat, the SP said, adding after hacking the couple to death, he also chopped off an arm and leg of his one-year-old nephew.

After committing the crime, Naushad was found absconding along with his mother, Singh said, adding efforts are on to nab them.

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