Ashrafi Devi (60) was assaulted with stick and later killed by her daughter-in-law Neetu (25), her father Kharpattu Yadav and his friend Ramesh Yadav while she was sleeping inside her house in Tala village yesterday, they said.

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Police said that Neetu husband's had died four years ago and she was having an illicit affair with her brother-in- law.

As Ashrafi was objecting to their relationship, Neetu planned to kill her, they said.

Police said that an FIR had been lodged and all the accused have been arrested.