A pregnant woman allegedly took her own life after killing her four-year-old daughter at Shikarpur village in Sarsha upazila of Jashore district on Sunday evening.
The deceased were identified as Julekha Khatun, 28, wife of Al Mamun of the village, and her daughter Amena Khatun.
Julekha was six months pregnant, said family members.
Law enforcers arrested two women in connection with the incident.
The arrestees are one Julie Begum, 25, and her mother Rahela Begum, 50, of the same upazila, said police.
Julekha’s father Tariqul Islam said a gold chain of Alauddin’s daughter Julie Begum of Ramchandrapur village was stolen five months ago.
On Sunday, Julekha’s daughter Amena went to Alauddin’s shop at Shikarpur to buy some chocolates. At the time, Julie took away a gold chain from Amena’s throat.
Later, Julie came to Julekha’s house with the gold chain and locked in an altercation with the latter. At one stage of altercation, Julie termed Julekha as a gold chain thief.
Julekha then took her life by hanging herself from the ceiling of the room after strangling Amena.
Julekha’s husband Al Mamun said his mother-in-law gifted the gold chain.
On information, the law enforcers rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies and sent those to Jashore General Hospital for autopsy, said Assistant Superintendent of Police Jewel Imran of Navaran Circle in Jashore.