Police detain nine for questioning
A case has been filed over the killing of three members of a family in Koyra upazila of Khulna.
Kohinoor Begum, the mother of one of the deceased, lodged the case at Koyra police station on Tuesday night, accusing several unnamed people.
Meanwhile, police have so far detained nine people for questioning over the incident, Koyra police OC Md Rabiul Islam said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday morning, police had recovered the bodies of Habibullah Gazi, 33, his wife Beauty Begum, 28, and their daughter Tuni, 13, from a pond near their house under Bagali union after locals found them.
Police suspect day labourer Habibullah and his schoolgoing daughter Tuni were hacked to death and Beauty was strangulated before their bodies were dumped in the pond. They suspect the murders were premeditated.
Local sources said Habibullah had once been assaulted by his neighbour and her accomplices reportedly because he had found out about her illegitimate affairs, which she intended to keep a secret.
Five months ago, unidentified men wearing masks had also assaulted him with sharp weapons.
Locals now suspect that the killing of Habib and his family was a follow-up to those incidents.