In a vicious attack by a person on his own family members in Sivanandapuram in the Kuppam mandal, about 150 km from here, a 90-year-old woman was killed and two others were battling for life at the General Hospital here where they were rushed to in a serious condition.

According to reports, Anandan (38), who reportedly tends to behave violently off and on, hit the three with a crow bar following a property dispute in the family. While the old woman, Chinna Thayamma died at the hospital, her daughter, Sarasu (50) and son (Sekhar) are in the hospital in a critical condition.