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3 dead in Tangail: Police suspect murder-suicide

Update : 30 Oct 2021, 07:29 PM

Police suspect that a man killed himself after murdering a woman and her mother-in-law with a sharp weapon in Ghatail upazila, Tangail.

Sumi Begum, 30, her mother-in-law Jamela Begum, 65, and Shahjalal, 25, were found dead at the former’s home under the upazila’s Dighar union on Saturday morning.

Sumi’s five-year-old son was also found with sharp weapon wounds at the scene and rushed to a local hospital, said family members and police.

“Our working theory is that Shahjalal stabbed Sumi and Jamila to death and then killed himself with the same knife on Friday night,” said Tangail’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Sarker Md Kaisar.

“There are multiple wounds on Sumi and Jamila’s bodies that were caused by a sharp weapon and a blunt weapon. On the other hand, Shahjalal had only one stabbing wound on his chest,” he added.

Sumi’s husband Joyen Uddin is an expatriate worker who currently lives in Saudi Arabia. “Sumi and Shahjalal most probably had an extramarital affair after Joyen went abroad. We think Shahjalal went to Sumi’s home [on Friday night] to ask her to leave with him.

“He may have killed Sumi and Jamela after Sumi rejected his offer. Because our preliminary sweep did not find evidence of any other person entering the house,” said SP Kaisar.

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Joyen’s sister-in-law Shahnaz was the first one to notice the unusual silence from Sumi and Jamela after knocking on their door in the morning. Later, family members and neighbours broke the door and found the three bodies around 7am.

Police recovered the bodies and sent them to Tangail 250-bed General Hospital for autopsies in the afternoon. Sumi’s son was also sent to the hospital at the same time.

Jamela Begum’s brother Mokhles said Sumi had married Shahjalal after running away with him a year ago. Joyen had managed to settle things with her and bring her back home several months ago before leaving for Saudi Arabia.

However, Sumi had maintained communication with Shahjalal after Joynal left, alleged locals.

Along with local police, officials of the Police Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Investigation Department, Rapid Action Battalion and the Detective Branch also visited the crime scene on Saturday.

Tangail SP Kaisar added that they found writing on the wall of the room where the three bodies were found, which said this would not have happened if Sumi's father did not object.

“We do not know yet who wrote it. The probe is on and we are looking into the suspects. CID will do further analysis,” he said.

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