Police recovered the bodies of a pregnant woman and her two minor children from Baharkasna area in Rangpur city on Sunday morning.
Her husband, auto-rickshaw driver Abdur Razzak, 40, was arrested on allegation of committing the murders.
The victims were identified as Asfia Akhter Ratna, 32, her daughter Neha, 3, and son Nishat, 1, confirmed officer-in-charge Nazmul Kader of Haragachh police station.
Ratna’s elder brother, SM Abdur Rashid, said Abdur Razzak was drug addict. He used to press his sister frequently for money. ‘We gave him Tk 70 thousand six months ago to buy an auto-rickshaw. Later, he demanded Tk 30 thousand more,’ the brother said.
He used to torture Ratna mentally and physically and finally killed her along with the children mercilessly, the brother alleged.
OC Nazmul Kader said police suspected that Razzak strangulated his wife and children over family feud. Later, he tried to commit suicide slitting his throat with a knife.
Police sent the bodies to Rangpur Medical College Hospital morgue for post-mortem examinations and arrested Abdur Razzak. He is undergoing treatment at RMCH.
Preparation was going on to file case, the OC added.
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