Mother ‘kills self’ after ‘killing two children’ in Satkhira

Our Correspondent

2 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

SATKHIRA: A woman reportedly committed suicide after ‘killing her two minor children’ in Langoljhara village of Kolaroa upazila in the district on Wednesday night.

The deceased are Mahfuza Khatun, her son Mahfuz Rahman and daughter Mohona, 5.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Kolaroa Police Station Khairul Kabir said they are suspecting that Mahfuza killed herself after strangulating her two kids.

Police recovered the bodies on Thursday morning, he said.

“We are investigating the cause of their deaths, it will be clear after getting the post-mortem report,” he said.

Police are interrogating Mahfuza’s husband Shimul Hossain to know whether she killed herself following a family feud, said the OC.

Mahfuza’s father-in-law Abdar Ali said a local teen sexually assaulted Mohona on Monday while Mahfuza sought justice from UP member Safijul who assured her of looking into the matter after a few days.

Later, she went to UP chairman Nurul Islam who suggested her to file a case but Abdar Ali discouraged her to file any case stating that they won’t be able to bear the expenses of the case.

“When I went out of home for work Mahfuza committed suicide,” Abdar Ali said.

Meanwhile, OC Kabir said they are unaware of any incident of sexual harassment but investigating the matter.

UP Chairman Nurul Islam’s cell phone was found switched off when he was contacted for comment.