A pregnant woman and her three-year-old daughter were allegedly strangled to death over family feud in Noakhali on Saturday afternoon.
The incident took place at Kazirchar village in Sadar upazila’s Andarchar union.
Nabir Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sudharam Police Station, said they detained Ayub Ali, father-in-law of the woman, in this connection yesterday morning.
The deceased were identified as Farhana Akhter Panna, 24, wife of Mohammad Suman of the village, and their daughter Sharmin Akhter, 3.
Police sent the bodies of Panna and Sharmin to Noakhali Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC also said.
Ever since the marriage, the in-laws used to torture Panna -- daughter of Abul Kalam of West Shulkia village in the same upazila -- over trivial matters, alleged her family members.
On Saturday, her father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law strangled her to death during torture and they later killed her child as well, they also claimed.
No case was filed in this connection till filing of this report yesterday afternoon.