Police recovered the hanging bodies of a father and his 7-year-old son from a rented house in Mangalbaria area of Kushtia city. Kushtia Model Police Station recovered their bodies around 4:30 pm on Saturday. Both were hanging side by side on separate ropes. No one was home then.
The police believe that the father may have committed suicide after killing his son. Two bodies were recovered and sent to Kushtia General Hospital morgue for post-mortem. Senior police officers have already visited the spot.
The body recovered is Rezaul Karim alias Madhu (38) son of Bishnupad Roy of Alpha Mor area of the city. After converting eight years ago, he married Shefali Khatun of Gobindpur village of Poradah union of Mirpur upazila. Before his conversion, his name was Madhusudan Roy. Rezaul’s son Mochad is 7 years old. Rezaul had a small jewelery shop in Mangalbaria area. He was last working in a friend’s shop.
According to police and family sources, they were staying at the house at Alfa Mor for several days as the wife was ill. Today around 12 noon, Rezaul left the house with his son Mocha. He told his wife that he would enroll his son in a local primary school. Although there are school holidays on Saturdays. After a long time passed but he did not return with his son, mother Shefali went to their rented house. Seeing the door of the house closed, he called out. Then, not getting a response, he saw the husband and children hanging on the rope through the hole in the window. Neighbors rushed to his screams. Police recovered the body with the help of local people.
On the surface, it was seen that the crowd of eager people around the house. Police are recovering the body. There, Shefali is unconscious in an autorickshaw. His relatives are trying to revive him.
According to local sources, after converting, Rezaul got into a lot of trouble while trying to correct the name of the national identity card. Because of this, he could not admit his son to school. He may have committed suicide after killing his son in anger and frustration.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kushtia Model Police Station Sheikh Sohel Rana told Prothom Alo that nothing can be said for sure right now. Both suicide and murder can exist. A father may commit suicide after killing his son. Relatives said that after his conversion, Rezaul got into trouble with the NID revision. He could not admit his son to school because of this. There was anger about this. The exact cause of death will be known after receiving the post-mortem report.
Kushtia Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime and Obs and Media) Palash Kanti Nath said, initially, it is believed that the man committed suicide after killing his son. Apart from this, it is being investigated whether there is any money transaction or family trouble with anyone. Investigation is ongoing. Legal action is being taken in this incident.
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