A mother was arrested in connection with the death of her 17-month-old Halimatun Sadia just a day after the couple decided to get divorce in Satkania upazila of Chittagong on Saturday.
The arrestee, Sayema Sultana, started living separately with Sadia since last December 26. The couple during an arbitration informed upazila parishad chairman about their mutual decision of divorce place on March 31. Sadia was supposed to be handed over to Mostafizur Rahman of Chandanaish upazila on April 13.
But, a day after the arbitration, the father, Mostafizur Rahman, was informed by his in-laws over the phone on April 1 that Sadia died of heart attack.
Then, Mostafizur informed Satkania police and went to Satkania upazila hospital where he learned that Sadia was brought dead. Later police recovered the body from the house of Sadia's maternal grandfather.
Sabina Sultana, sister of the arrestee, said Sayema was depressed over the whole situation.
Mostafizur alleged that Sayema killed his daughter out of anger. Police said autopsy report would ascertain whether it was a murder or natural death.