Varanasi: In a shocking incident in Milkipur village in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, a father and son were killed when some miscreants detonated explosives using IED, blowing their heads off in the massacre.

Police said that the two, Lalaji Yadav (48) and his son Ajay Yadav (22) were sleeping outside their shop when the explosives went off, killing the two. Given the seriousness of the incident, heavy police force has been deployed on the spot.

It is believed that the detonator used in the murder is similar to those used in mining in the nearby Sonabhadra district.

At present, a forensic team has been called in to investigate.

The locals raised questions about the police action and have assembled to protest against the incident by jamming the Chandra-Balua Road. They have expressed their anger by sloganeering and have demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to be paid to the family of the murdered.

Villagers have also claimed that Lalaji Yadav was involved in a land dispute with the owner of a nearby factory.

The superintendent of police said, “We are collecting details from the family members and relatives and working all possible angles to ascertain the reasons behind the double murder”.