Three members of a family including a child were killed by unknown assailants at their house in Phulbaria upazila of Mymensingh Thursday night.
Deceased are Zahura Khatun, 55,wife of Abdul Latif of Jurbaria village, their daughter Sima, 12, and their grandson Faruk Hssain, 6, Anwar Hossain Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge (OC) of Phulbaria Police Station, said quoting locals.
On information, police rushed to the spot and recovered the slaughtered bodies of the woman and her daughter from their kitchen around 11:00pm, the OC described.
Police rescued Faruk in an unconscious condition with injuries in his head, who died at Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital around 11:30pm, reports our correspondent in Mymensingh (MMCH).
Faruk was staying with his grandparents as his parents work in a garment factory in Dhaka, police said.
Law enforcers detained Latif for interrogation.
The bodies were sent to MMCH morgue for autopsy.