A woman and her 4- and 9-year old daughters have been found dead at their home in Dhaka’s Mirpur in a suspected case of murder-suicide, police say, report agencies.
They suspect the woman, Jasmine Akter, 35, who worked at the Department of Agricultural Extension at Khamarbarhi, killed herself after killing her two daughters – Hafida Taslim Himi, 9, and 4-year-old Abila Tahmim Honey.
The bodies of the children were on the bed while Jasmine was found on the floor of their flat in Paikparha C-type Government Quarters on Monday.
Md Hasibul Islam, husband of Jasmine, is an assistant legislative draft-man while Jasmine used to work at Khamar Bari.
Assistant Commissioner (Darus Salam) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Jahangir Alam said Hasibul claimed that he along with one of his relatives found their 3rd floor apartment at Tularbagh near Govt Bangla College locked from inside in the evening.
They broke open the door only to find the trio lying in a pool of blood, he said quoting Hasibul.
There were marks of sharp weapons in the necks of the two children and in the neck and abdomen of Jasmine, Jahangir said, adding that Jasmine might have committed suicide after killing the two daughters.
He, however, said the mystery will get unveiled only after investigation.
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