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Mentally unstable man kills 2 in a stabbing spree

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Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh) : Police arrested a man for stabbing to death his daughter and another woman, as well as injuring a few others.

The accused Mumtaz a.k.a. Sonu from in Janunpur's Badi Khas village, who is reportedly mentally ill, injured his mother, wife ,son and another family member after going berserk.

Jaunpur Superintendent of Police Raj Karan Nayyar said the accused has been sent to jail. All the injured are stable at the district hospital.

The police official said Mumtaz had been receiving treatment at a mental hospital in Varanasi for the past seven years.

As he was taken to Varanasi for consulting doctors on Monday, he jumped from the vehicle and fled. He reached home later in the evening.

On Tuesday, Mumtaz got angry when he didn't find anything to eat in the kitchen.

He picked up the knife and stabbed his daughter Hamaira ,7, who died on the spot. Mumtaz's mother Chanda Begum tried to rescue Hamaira also got attacked.

On hearing her cries, Mumtaz's wife Firdaus and son Mohammad, 3, rushed out of their room but both were also stabbed.

Mumtaz attacked another family member who tried to stop him from going out of the house.

Mumtaz then stabbed Sulema Devi, who had come to deliver milk.

Neighbours and other villagers somehow pinned Mumtaz down and informed the police.

A police team reached the spot and all the injured persons were rushed to the district hospital but Sulema Devi was declared brought dead by doctors.

IANS report with edits

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