A young man, said to be a drug addict, tried to ‘commit suicide’ after reportedly strangulating his pregnant wife and two children to death over a family feud at Kamalkasna Birbhadra in the city on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Asfia Akhter Ratna, 32, wife of Abdur Razzak,and their children Neha, 3, and Nishad,1.
A neighbour of Razzak entered his house around 11 am as he found it unusually calm since early morning and saw Asfia and her two children lying on their bed, said KaziMuttakiIbnuMinan, deputy commissioner (crime) of Rangpur Metropolitan Police.
Hearing screams of the neighbour, others rushed to Razzak’s house and found the three bodies. They also saw blood stains on the neck and hands of Razzak.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to local hospital morgue.
They said Razzak might have strangled his wife and children to death over family feud some time at night and attempt to kill himself, KaziMuttaki said.
Meanwhile, police detained Razzak, 38 for interrogation.
Abdur Rashid, brother of Asfia, said Razzak is basically a drug addict and he was given Tk 70,000 for purchasing auto-rickshaw six-months ago. He also used to beat his wife for money.