Narnaul: A 35-year-old man today allegedly murdered his three children and wife suspecting that she was having an affair with his younger brother, before trying to take his own life at Shehbajpur village here.
The accused, Radhey Shyam, first drowned his two daughters aged seven and five, and three-year-old son, by placing them inside a water tank and closing the lid from the outside.
He then went to the kitchen where his wife, Manju (33), was preparing food and hacked her to death with a sharp weapon. He even hurriedly cremated her body, police said.
The accused attempted to commit suicide by jumping into a well, but he was rescued by locals here, Narnaul Superintendent of Police, Hamid Aakhtar said.
Police said as per preliminary investigations, Radhey Shyam suspected that his wife was allegedly having an affair with his younger brother.
His children were identified as Khushi, Tamanna and Naitik, police said.
Police said the accused was hospitalised after he tried to end his life and now his condition was stable.
He has been taken into custody and investigations are on.