Missing woman, daughter found dead in Barguna, husband absconding

Police recovered the bodies of a woman and her nine-month-old baby dumped underground at East Hatempur in Patharghata upazila of Barguna district on Saturday, four days into their missing.

The deceased were identified as Sumaiya, wife of Shaheen Munshi and her nine-month-old daughter.

Mohammad Abul Bashar, officer-in-charge of Patharghata Police Station, said local people spotted a new grave near the house of Shaheen and informed police.

On information, police unearthed the body of Sumaiya and her daughter, their hands and legs tied with rope.

Quoting local people, police said Saheen marrid Sumaiya after a village arbitration over his relationship with her led to the birth of the baby.

On Wednesday, Sumaiya along with her daughter went to her parents’ home for lunch. But Shaheen did not go.

Sumaiya and her daughter returned home and since then they remained missing.

Shaheen also went into hiding since Wednesday.

Police arrested three people including Sumaiya’s mother-in-law, grandmother-in-law and brother-in-law—over the issue.

Source: United News of Bangladesh