KALPETTA: A youth was killed and his twin brother injured when their father reportedly hacked them with a knife late on Monday night at Padinjarethara in the district.
The police said that Mohammed Rayin, 49, of Moongapurath at Padinjarethara hacked his son Abu Thahir, 21, around 10.45 p.m. on Monday night.
Though Thahir was rushed to the Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, he died on the way.
His twin, Jalal, was admitted to a private hospital here with serious injuries.
The police say in a quarrel between Rayin and his wife Sainaba, the twins supported their mother. This apparently infuriated Rayin, prompting him to do the crime. Rayin is absconding.