Family members said Aklima was suffering from depression and had been undergoing treatment for a long time
A woman and her son were found dead in her parents' house in Kushtia early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Aklima Khatun, and Jim, 2, confirmed Kushtia model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Sabbirul Alam.
Locals said that Aklima, wife of auto-rickshaw driver Ratan, went to her father's house at Thanapara, which is adjacent to her husband's home, on Tuesday night, as her house was under repairs.
On Wednesday morning, locals found Aklima's body hanging from the ceiling in her parents' house and her child lying dead on a bed in the same room.
Family members of the deceased said that Aklima was suffering from depression and had been undergoing treatment for a long time.
Police said the bodies were sent to Kushtia General Hospital's morgue for post-mortem.
Sabbirul Alam, officer-in-charge of Kushtia model police station, said, "Prima facie, it seems that Aklima committed suicide after suffocating her child to death."
"However, we are waiting for the post-mortem report," he added.