Police today claimed to have arrested the son and daughter of slain Mohibullah from Konapara Mominbag area in Dhaka’s Jatrabari for allegedly killing their father.
The arrestee -- Shamim and Sanjida Akter Prity -- confessed to have killed their father out of long-standing hatred, Md Ibrahim Khan, deputy commissioner of Wari Zone of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told at a press briefing today.
To hide the murder, they tried to frame it as a robbery incident, the police official said.
They confessed to have committed the crime during primary interrogation, he added.
Mohibullah was found dead at his home in Konapara Mominbag area early yesterday.
On Saturday, Mohibullah, 65, started beating his wife around 11:00pm.
When the daughter asked Mohibullah why he was beating her mother, he started beating Prity too.
At one stage, Shamim came and grabbed Mohibullah. Then, Prity hit him on the head with a mug, leaving the father dead.
Mohibullah used to torture his wife and children for a long time.