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Forensic expert: 1 member of Uttarkhan family committed suicide

  • Published at 03:25 pm May 15th, 2019
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Police officials at the building in Uttarkhan area, Dhaka from where three bodies were recovered on Sunday, May 12, 2019 Courtesy

Poison and sleeping pills were recovered from house

Forensic expert Dr Sohel Mahmud has said one of the three members of a family, who were found dead in Dhaka’s Uttarkhan, had committed suicide. 

Dhaka Medical College Forensic Medicine department Head Dr Sohel Mahmud made the statement on Wednesday

Talking to the reporters after his visiting the crime scene, he said: "At least one of the three members of Uttarkhan family committed suicide. 

“First we thought it was the son but now the evidences suggest that it was the mother, who committed suicide," he said.

The forensic expert stated that the son, who was also found dead in the house, could not have killed himself as the way his throat was cut, does not suggest to a suicide.

According to the autopsy report received on Monday, Dr Sohel Mahmud, said: "The mother and the daughter were strangulated. 

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“But the son died as because his throat was slit. An empty bottle of poison, used as insecticide, was found on the dining table.” He said.

Dr Sohel added: “A strip of sleeping pills with two tablets in it (usually contains 10 tablets) were also recovered from the scene.”

Blood stains were found on the bed while vomit was found on the floor of the house.

"The mentally challenged daughter was chocked with a towel wrapped around her neck," he added.

Earlier, police seized a machete and two knives from the spot.

Talking about the evidence, Dr Sohel said: "The blood on the knives is being examined for fingers prints. 

“Specimen of the blood collected from the knives has been sent to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for DNA tests."

Earlier on Sunday, bodies of Jahanara Khatun Mukta, 48, her son Muhibub Hassan Rothi, 27, and daughter Tasfiya Sultana Mim, 20, were recovered from a one-storey house in Uttarkhan’s Moynartek area.