A four-member family of an ex-soldier was found brutally murdered in Shevgaon village of Ahmednagar in Maharashtra on Sunday morning, police said.
According to a police official, the victims were found in a pool of blood around dawn by neighbours.
The victims were identified as: Appasaheb Govind Harvane, 58, his wife Sunanda, 48, their daughter Snehal, 18, and son Makarand, 15. The motive behind the killings is not known.
They had been repeatedly stabbed by a sharp weapon. The incident reportedly occurred around midnight, the official said.
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