A man has been detained after his wife was found murdered and their nine-month-old daughter burnt to death in Bhola’s Daulatkhan upazila.
The deceased are Shahnaj, 30, and her daughter Mohana.
Police detained Shanaj’s husband Billal, a truck driver, for questioning. He is undergoing treatment at Bhola Sadar Hospital under police custody.
Resident Surgeon of the hospital Dr Shariful Islam said that Billal had come to the hospital Saturday morning with minor burn injuries.
Daulatkhan police Office-in-Charge Enayet Hossain said that Billal had murdered his wife around 2am over conjugal disputes and set their room on fire with kerosene.
He then came out of the house with his six-year-old son Mehedi and started shouting.
Mohana was critically injured in the fire. Locals, who rushed to extinguish the flames, rescued Mohana but she died on the way to hospital.
While recovering the bodies, police noticed that Shahnaj’s throat had been slit.
Billal’s mother Amena Bagum is on the run with her grandson Mehedi.