Three persons, including a woman and her mother-in-law, were found murdered in the latter's house in Kashtala village of Tangail on Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Sumi Begum (25), her mother-in-law Jamela Khatun (60), and Shahjalal (30), said the officer-in-charge of Ghatail police station, Md Azharul Islam Sarker. Sumi’s husband works abroad.
According to Sumi’s sister-in-law, Shahnaz Begum, Sumi went to bed on Friday night in her room along with her son and mother-in-law. "We broke open the door of their room Saturday morning after getting no response from inside, despite repeated knocking."
When the family members broke open the door, they claimed to have found Sumi and the "unknown" man lying in a pool of blood on the bed. Her mother-in-law was found lying in a pool of blood on the floor. "We found Shafi in a critical condition," she said.
OC Azharul Islam said that a shallow machine and an iron rod were found near the bodies. "We believe they were used in the crime. The man has been identified as Shahjalal."
Police and Rapid Action Battalion members, who reached the spot, recovered the bodies and sent them for post-mortem. "A probe has been launched," the OC said.