Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Wednesday detained two people in connection with the killing of a woman and her five-month-old son in Rowmari upazila of Kurigram, said Rab officials.
The detainees were Zakir Hossain alias Jafial, 28, and brother-in-law of the woman Chan Mia, 43, of Okrakanda village of the upazila.
RAB-14 Jamalpur Company Commander Squadron Leader Ashiq Uzzaman said they detained Zakir Hossain after conducting a drive in Bakshiganj of Jamalpur on Tuesday afternoon.
Based on Zakir's information, they detained Chan Mia from Boalmari village at Shaulmari union in Rowmari upazila.
Montaser Billah, officer-in-charge (OC) of Rowmari police station, said the two detainees were handed over to police.
On May 21, police recovered the throat-slit bodies of Hafsa Akter Haresa, 20, wife of Saheb Ali and their five-month-old son Habib from Natun Bandar village in Rowmari upazila of Kurigram.
Later, Hafsa's father lodged a complaint with Rowmari police station.