Allahabad, Sep 7 (KTNS) Four members of a family were hacked to death here in Uttar Pradesh early on Friday, police said.

The murders took place in Bigahiya in Madhavnagar. The dead include two women, a child and one man. The deceased have been identified as Kamlesh Devi, 52, her son-in-law Pratap Narayan, 35, her daughter Kiran, 32 and five-year-old grandson Virat.

The throats of all the victims have been slit. The murders were discovered in the morning by the neighbours.

Senior Superintendent of Police Nitin Tiwari said a police patrol party was in the area till 1.30 a.m. and there was no such incident till that time.

A forensic team has been at the spot.