After killing his wife and two-and-a-half-year-old daughter with a sharp knife in Domar upazila of Nilphamari, a man named Ziarul Islam (30) tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself in the stomach.
The incident took place at Haratkitla Namaksthan of Nimojkhana in Boragari Union of Upazila on Wednesday afternoon.
The killer’s one-month-old baby Yashin was injured in the incident. His mother-in-law Bilkis Begum and the murderer Ziarul himself. Three injured persons were rescued and admitted to Domar Upazila Health Complex.
The deceased are Ziarul’s wife Ratna Begum (25) and two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Yachmin Akhter.
Son of Sumaru Mamud of Chandinapara area of Boragari Union of Ziarul Upazila. He has been living with his wife since four years in the Harataki floor of his in-laws Nimoz Khana.
Locals said that on Wednesday afternoon, wife Ratna Begum quarreled with husband Ziarul over family matters. At one stage of the quarrel, Ziarul’s wife left the house with her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Yachmin. At that time, Ratna’s mother Bilkis Begum also went outside the house to the street of Haratki Tala with her one-month-old grandson in her arms.
They said that at that time, Ziarul took a sharp knife from the house and hit the child in his mother-in-law’s lap and threw it on the ground. When her mother-in-law went forward to take the child, Ziarul hit her mother-in-law with a knife. His mother-in-law was stabbed in the cheek and back. Later his mother-in-law ran down to land and rescued the child from the water. At that time, with the sharp knife in Ziarul’s hand, he inserted the knife inside the stomach of his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter and confirmed her death. Later he killed his wife with that knife. After killing his wife, Ziarul tried to commit suicide by inserting the knife into his stomach. But he survived. His belly button came out and he fell on the road and started crying.
On receiving the information, the Thana police rescued the injured Bilkis Begum, her grandson Yashin and the killer Ziarul from the spot and admitted them to Domar Upazila Health Complex.
On reaching the spot, it was found that the bodies of mother and daughter were lying on the side of the road in Harataki Tala. Begum Bilkis Begum, the mother of the deceased Ratna, is crying with her baby in her arms. The murderer Ziarul is lying in the middle of the road. He is also moaning as his stomach churns. When the news of the murder of the mother and daughter spread, numerous men and women from the neighborhood thronged there.
Domar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mahmud Un Nabi confirmed the suicide attempt of the husband after killing his wife and child and said that the force is working under his leadership at the scene. Three people were admitted to the hospital with injuries. However, he also said that the exact reason for this murder is not yet known.