Three of a family were killed in Barishal’s Banaripara upazila early yesterday.
The dead are: Marium Begum, 75, her son-in-law Md Alam, 60, and her nephew Md Yusuf, 18.
Police yesterday arrested one Jakir, who admitted the killing during interrogation, said Md Ahsan, additional deputy inspector general of police (Barishal Range).
All of them were strangulated to death, Ahsan said, quoting Jakir.
Police recovered the bodies yesterday morning.
Bodies of Marium and Alam were found on their beds while Yusuf’s body was found beside a pond adjacent to the house, said Shishir Kumar Paul, officer-in-charge of Banaripara Police Station.
Jakir is a mason and was tasked with completing some unfinished works of the under construction single-storey building, said the OC.
Jakir had allegedly been stalking Mishkat, daughter-in-law of Marium who also lives in the house, for the last couple of days, OC Shishir said.
Bodies were sent to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College morgue for autopsies, the OC said.
A case filing in this regard was under process when the report was filed last night.