After failing to tolerate domestic torture, the young mother poisoned her one year old infant son and herself
After poisoning her one year old son, Shamim Hossain, his mother Shanta Islam, 20, committed suicide in Sherpur upoazila of Bogra district, on Thursday afternoon.
They both died in Shahid Ziaur Rahman Medical College (SZMC) Hospital on Thursday afternoon.
Sherpur police station Officer-in-charge (OC) Humayun Kabir said that after getting the news, Shanta’s father filed a case with Sherpur police station against his son-in-law, Mamun Mondol, and Shanta’s mother-in-law, accusing them of provoking her to commit suicide, on Thursday night.
He also said: “Action will be taken against the individuals connected to the incident once the case is filed.”
According to Sherpur police station OC Humayun Kabir and local sources, Mamun and Shanta have been married for three years and had a one year old son. Mamun and his mother used to torture Shanta for no good reason. In exasperation, Shanta first poisoned her son and then poisoned herself, in her house in Bogra colony.
The family members immediately admitted both to Sherpur Upazila Health Complex and later they were transferred to SZMC hospital after their condition deteriorated.
Bogra Medical outpost In-charge, Sub-Inspector (SI) Abdul Aziz Mondol said that within 15 minutes of their admission, both mother and son passed away.
An ‘unnatural death’ case has been lodge in connection with the incident at Sadar police station.