Officer-in-Charge of Chunarughat police station Nirmolendu Chakrabarty told the Dhaka Tribune that Liton Mia and his wife Molina Begum hacked their two daughters – Ifa Atker, the deceased, and Rifa Akter, 4, around 5am, leaving Ifa dead on the spot.
Rifa Akter, who is now undergoing treatment at Sylhet Medical College, told police that their parents hacked them in the morning, but she was not aware of the reason.
Police arrested Molina Begum, her mother-in-law and their neighbour Murtez Ali in connection with the killing while the main accused of the case Liton went into hiding soon after the killing.
During interrogation, Molina confessed to the killing of her daughter.
She said she along with her husband killed their daughter to trap their neighbour Sohel, as they had a long-standing dispute with him over the ownership of a piece of land.