Angamaly: In a pre-dawn incident Saturday, an 81-year-old man hacked his wife and son to death following a dispute over using the Air-Conditioner in their house near here.
Paul Pynadath Naduvilveettil, Karukutty, hacked his wife Mary and son Thomas by around 4 am, reports quoting police said.
Police have recovered the sickle that was used for the attack from the premises of the house.
Paul, a retired Railway employee, had warned his family members not to use the Air-Conditioner to reduce power consumption. But they switched the A/C on ignoring this, which reportedly provoked the octogenarian.
It was Paul himself who informed relatives about the incident. He later surrendered to the police.
Police and fire force had taken the victims to a hospital, but could not save their lives.