Woman kills man to 'save her daughter from rape'
Police yesterday arrested a woman after she confessed to have murdered a man trying to rape her daughter, a class X student, in her Rajapur upazila residence in Jhalakathi around midnight on Thursday.
Police recovered the knife used to murder Rafiqul Islam, 45, son of late Abdur Rashid Howlader, inhabitant of a neighbouring village.
Rafiqul had hid inside the residence when the sole two dwellers went to the toilet outside, said Rajapur Police Station Officer-in-Charge Md Nazrul Islam, quoting the woman.
Hearing the daughter's screams, the woman resorted to slitting Rafiqul's throat after initially failing to fend him off, he said, adding that the woman's husband was away working at a Khulna mill.
After calling police, the woman claimed that Rafiqul had been harassing her daughter for long. However, Rafiqul's wife told police that the woman had asked her husband to come over to the residence.
The locals said the families knew each other. The body was sent to the Jhalakathi Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy while a murder case was filed accusing the duo.