Staff Correspondent

Bijapur: A 23-year-old-man allegedly killed four members of a family at Hanchinal in Sindagi taluk of Bijapur district on Sunday night.

Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, SP Arun Chakravarthy identified the dead as Basappa Biradar (45), Basamma Biradar (35), Santosh (12) and Mahesh (7). Savita (16), who was injured, is in hospital. Mr. Chakravarthy said the accused, Rudrappa Hanumanthrai Naribol, was in love with Savita and had come to meet her near a farmhouse on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Basappa, who was in the farm, warned Rudrappa not to meet his daughter again. Angered at this, Rudrappa allegedly attacked the family members with a sword. The accused was arrested on Monday, .