Published:  12:00 AM, 12 January 2017

Suicide after killing kids over family feud

Police said that the mother killed herself and her two kids following an argument with her husband in Dhaka's Darussalam area, whose bodies were recovered on Tuesday.  "Anika, the deceased mother, allegedly hung herself with the house's ceiling fan after slitting the throats of her daughter and son. Shamim screamed at Anika after she served him stale rice in the morning. Shamim then left home without finishing his meal. The incident took place at noon," the Darussalam police Inspector Farukul Islam said. The assertion came soon after police questioned of her husband Shamim Hossain, said the inspector. The bodies were discovered in the afternoon. Shamima, 5, and Abdullah, 3, were found with their throats slit.

A blood-stained 'Boti', a cutting utensil, was found along with what appeared to be a suicide note, said the inspector. Shamim, a hair salon worker, was attending a mass rally organized by the Awami League at the capital's Suhrawardy Udyan. He was taken for questioning at Darussalam Police Station after he returned to the house near Choto Diabarhi Water Pump. The couple would argue often, according to their neighbors. Shamim hails from Gopalganj while Anika from Naogaon's Mahadebpur.

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