The incident took place in Jhalarhi village near Kharapather 80 km from here at around midnight. The accused 40 year old man is absconding .
His 38 year old wife and two children including a two month old infant were found dead in a pool of blood after the surviving unharmed three siblings alerted the neighbours.
Villagers said the accused had been unwell for the past few days and was being treated at a nearby hospital. It isn’t clear if he was mentally or physically ill.
Shimla district police chief DW Negi said police teams had been alerted in the area and a manhunt was on.
Last week in a nearby village a Nepalese man axed to death two people, a local man and his mother . The accused remains untraced.