The deceased Basu Mia, 50, of Shalgaon village was the father of one Nayeem Islam, 27, accused of raping and murdering his ninth-grade sister-in-law
A man committed suicide yesterday morning, after his son was arrested for rape and murder in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila.
The deceased Basu Mia, 50, of Shalgaon village was the father of one Nayeem Islam, 27, accused of raping and murdering his ninth-grade sister-in-law.
Basu’s body was found hanging from a tree near his cousin’s home in Gosaipur village of Nabiganj upazila, said Roni Rana, Sub-Inspector of Nabinagar police station.
He was at his cousin’s house when his son was arrested.
“We suspect the he could not bear the shame and committed suicide,” the police official said.
Basu Mia's body was sent to Brahmanbaria General Hospital for autopsy.
Police arrested Nayeem in the Oshtogram area of Sadar upazila in the early hours of yesterday, said Rezaul Kabir, Additional Superintendent of Police of Brahmanbaria (Sadar circle).
Earlier on Thursday, police recovered the body of Tamanna Aktar, 15, from Nayeem’s house.
According to Tamanna’s sister, Sreeti, married to Nayeem, he drugged their daughter and Tamanna with spiked mango juice on Wednesday night.
When Sreeti woke up the next morning, she found Tamanna covered in blood and Nayeem gone. She immediately called the police.
She suspected that Nayeem had raped her sister, smothered her to death, and fled the scene.