A young woman and her two-year-old mentally challenged son were found murdered in Naldanga upazila yesterday.
The deceased are Sharmin Akter, 21, wife of Mahmudul Hasan Munna of Bashila village in the upazila, and their minor son Mohammad Abdullah.
Munna works at a readymade garment factory in the capital.
Officer in Charge (OC) of Naldanga Police Station Shafiqur Rahman said though they found Sharmin’s body in her bedroom, Abdullah’s body was found floating in a ditch adjacent to the house.
Primarily they suspect that criminals might have strangled the woman and her minor kid to death early yesterday, the OC said, adding that police, however, detained Sharmin’s brother-in-law Mohammad Mukta, 24, and his wife Tania Begum, 19, for interrogation.
Deceased’s father Omar Faruk, a resident of Haridakhalshi village in the upazila, said, “I learned from the villagers about the deaths but my daughter’s in-laws’ did not inform me anything about it.”
Demanding punishment of the culprits behind the murders, Sharmin’s brother Mohammad Hanjala alleged that his sister’s in-laws might have committed the murders over family feud.