Three persons were found dead with their throats slashed in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh, while the head of one was missing, the police said on Tuesday suspecting the hand of either a tantric or a mentally unstable person.
Superintendent of Police Shashikant Shukla told IANS that the crime took place on Monday night in Chapra village of Katni district.
The deceased have been identified as Pusia Bai, Jagdish Singh Rajput and Jalam Singh.
Their belongings, however, were not looted. Those killed were not financially sound, according to the police.
The police are investigating the killings.
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