Man slashes two kids with blade, tries to kill himself

Nagpur: A 32-year-old man attacked two children, aged seven and four years, with a razor blade in a drunken state before trying to kill himself at Geeta Nagar in Mankapur area here this evening, police said.

The children Krish Digambar Wakode (7) and his sister Neharika (4) lived next-door to the accused Vilas Bhujade. According to Mankapur police, Bhujade often created ruckus under the influence of liquor.

This evening he took Krish and Neharika to the terrace of their house and suddenly slashed them with a blade on their hands and neck.

As the kids started screaming, their family members rushed to their help. On seeing them, Bhujade tried to cut his own throat with the same blade. He then fled, but was caught. All three were rushed to the hospital.

Police said they are trying to ascertain the motive behind the act.