A woman tried to kill herself hanging from the ceiling allegedly after killing her four-year-old son at her house at Laharkandi village in Sadar upazila of Laxmipur district Sunday midnight.
The deceased was identified as Ayan Rahman, son of Ajgar Rahman, an expatriate.
Quoting local people, Jashim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said Sabina Yasmin along with her son Ayan used to live at the rented house of one Hafiz Kha as her husband is a Saudi expatriate.
The couple used to fight over family issues over phone.
At one stage of altercation on Sunday night, Sabina took her son to her room and locked it.
Hearing sound of groaning from the room, local people, her father-in-law and brother-in-law broke open the room and found Sabina trying to hang herself from the ceiling of the house with a scarf.
They also found Ayan’s slaughtered body on the bed.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue for autopsy.