Beijing: A man stabbed his wife and two children to death before killing himself in China’s northwestern Qinghai Province, police said today.

The man, surnamed Cai, killed his wife, eight-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son in their home before committing suicide in Wushizhuang Village, Datong County,county public security bureau chief Qi Chunling said.

A police investigation found that the murders happened in the early hours of yesterday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Cai had been in dispute with his wife, as the couple – both working temporary jobs in nearby cities – did not get along well, Qi said.

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