The mother was suffering from mental illness
A mother has allegedly slaughtered her two-year-old daughter at Sonatonpur village in Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga.
The incident occurred early Monday.
The deceased has been identified as Sneha, youngest of the three children of Mamun Ur Rashid.
According to police, and locals, Shamim Ara Saima, 35, wife of Mamun Ur Rashid, took Sneha to the kitchen of their house and slaughtered her with a sharp weapon.
Other members of the family were asleep during the incident.
Later, Sneha's slaughtered body was found by her family members in the kitchen.
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Alamdanga police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Munshi Asad said: “We have recovered the child’s body, and it has been sent to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.
“We have arrested Shamim Ara Saima and during primary investigation she confessed to her guilt.”
Mamun said his wife has been suffering from mental illness and this was not the first time she attempted murder.