A woman was arrested along with her paramour and two others today in connection with the gruesome killing of four minor children, including her three sons, and her husband, the police said today.
Banwarli Lal, his sons and his nephew were found dead in their rented accommodation in the Shivaji park area here on Tuesday morning, they said.
The investigation has led to the arrest of Lal's wife Santosh, in her mid-30s, and her paramour Hanuman Jat (25), and two others Kapil and Deepak, the police said.
They were killed with sharp-edged weapons when they were fast asleep, they said.
"Lal came to know about her illicit relationship a few days back, following which she hatched a conspiracy with Hanuman to kill her husband and children with the help of a few others," Superintendent of Police (SP) of Alwar Rahul Prakash said.
On Monday night, she mixed some substance in their food and served it to them, he said.
"The same night Hanuman, Deepak and Kapil entered the house after Santosh opened the door, and killed them in their sleep. The woman went to another room and slept," the officer said.