The constable also reportedly stabbed his wife and brother-in-law
A police constable has been accused of stabbing his mother-in-law to death during a family feud in Chuadanga.
The incident occurred at Madrasa Para in Alamdanga upazila on Saturday morning.
The deceased was identified as Sefali Adhikari, wife of Sodananda Adhikari.
Police said Constable Ashim Bhattacharya stabbed his wife Falguni Adhikari, mother-in-law, and brother-in-law Ananda Adhikari. The siblings have been admitted to Kushtia Medical College Hospital.
Falguni left the house she shared with her husband, in the morning, and went to her father's house—located nearby—after a quarrel with her husband early on Saturday.
Later, Ashim went to his in-law's house and stabbed the trio, Alamdanga police's Inspector Mahbubur Rahman said, quoting witnesses.
Ananda said his mother died on the spot.
Additional Superintendent of Police Md Kolimullah of Chuadanga police station said: “Acting on information, we reached the spot and recovered the dead body.
“Ashim fled soon after the incident.”
Sodananda said Falguni and Ashim married nine years ago. He accused Ashim of torturing his daughter, physically, since then. "That did not change even after they had a girl," he added.
Mahbubur Rahman, the district's police chief, said the incident occurred because of a family feud.
"We are trying to arrest Ashim," he added.