Jamshedpur: One Somai Mardi strangulated his aunt Shanti Tudu, 45, in Lowadih village near Narwa Pahar under Potka police station area on Sunday.
He also reportedly tried to kill his uncle Galuram Tudu. The latter however escaped with injury in his neck. He was taken to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital where his condition was reportedly out of danger.
Police have arrested the accused. An FIR was lodged against Mardi under Section 302 and 307 of IPC.
Giving information about the incident, DSP Ajit Vimal said the murder took place following a land dispute between the deceased and Somai Mardi.
Prior to his arrest, Mardi was caught by villagers who tied the former to a tree for several hours before handing him over to the police.
Sources said the incident took place around 9 pm when the accused reportedly took his aunt and uncle along with him to the periphery of the village and attack them.