Dhaka, April 19: A minor child was murdered in capital’s Uttarkhan area with a sharp weapon on Monday midnight.
The mother of the child has been admitted to hospital with a slash wound on her throat.
According to police, mother Mukti Begum tried to commit suicide after killing her 1-year-old Nehal Sadik at her residence.
Sadik’s father informed police on Monday midnight after finding his wife and son in bloody condition, officer-in-chatge of Uttarkhan police Sheikh Sirajul Islam told reporters.
“Sadik was killed by a sharp weapon on his stomach while his mother has a slash wound on her throat,” he said.
Police recovered the body.
Mukti Begum was sent to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment, he said, adding that the mother was conscious while being hospitalised.
“It seems that Mukti (Begum) murdered her son over a family feud before trying to commit suicide, but the weapon that used to kill the child is yet to be found,” said OC Islam.
Asked whether the father might have been involved, he said, “Initial investigations do not suggest that. But we are looking into all aspects.”