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Mother commits suicide after killing daughter in Satkhira

The deceased were identified as Tazmira, 28, and her seven-year-old daughter Fatema Khatun

Update : 23 Jun 2020, 12:03 AM

A woman reportedly committed suicide after killing her minor daughter in Satkhira’s Sadar upazila on Monday noon.

The deceased were identified as Tazmira, 28, wife of Monirul Islam of Choyghoria village under Boikari union in Sadar upazila, and seven-year-old daughter Fatema Khatun.

Regarding the matter, Boikari union parshad Chairman Asaduzzaman Oslo said an altercation ensued between Tazmira and her mother-in-law Rizila Khatun on Monday noon. At one point, Tazmira took her two daughters Fatema and Meherina to a nearby garden where she fed the daughters poison and took it herself as well.

Later, they were taken to Satkhira Sadar hospital where Tazmira and her seven-year-old Fatema died, he said.

"Tazmira's other daughter, two-year-old daughter Meherina, is undergoing treatment at the hospital whose condition is not well." the chairman added.

Speaking on the matter, Satkhira Sadar police station officer-in-Charge(OC) Md Asaduzzaman said the incident might have occurred due to a family dispute, and the dead bodies had been kept in the morgue. 

"Police are looking into the matter," he added.

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