A man reportedly died by suicide after allegedly killing his wife over a family feud in Kalihati upazila on Monday night.
The deceased were identified as Lal Mahmud, 55, a resident of Awaliabad village in the upazila, and his wife Anwara Begum, 50.
The couple married off their only daughter years ago while their two son sons are currently working in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Quoting locals and witnesses, Officer in Charge (OC) of Kalihati Police Station Hasan Al Mamun said, Lal often locked in altercation with his wife as their two expatriate sons used to send money through their mother’s account.
As a sequel, the duo again locked in a quarrel around 8:30pm on Monday. At one stage, angry Lal, an irrigation pump operator, hacked Anwara with a machete indiscriminately, leaving her dead on the spot.
Later, keeping Anwara’s body on the veranda, Lal hanged himself from the ceiling of his room, locking the door from inside, the OC added.
Being informed by the villagers, police went to the spot and recovered the bodies the same night, the OC said, adding that the bodies were sent to Tangail General Hospital for autopsy yesterday.