Drug-addict father arrested for killing son

A drug-addict father killed his minor son by strangulating him at Lashkarpur railway station under Bahubol upazila of the district.

Local ward member Darbesh Ali confirmed the incident saying that the people of the locality caught the drug addict killer-father Imon Ali, 30, from the railway station at 10.30 am on Monday.

Md Kamruzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bahubol police station, said that Imon Ali, a day labourer, and his family comprising his wife, 3 children including the son had been residing in an abandoned house of Lashkerpur railway station for a long time.

On Saturday night, Imon Ali had altercation with his wife Nurunnahar over quality of food. At one stage, he pushed her out of the house.

His daughter Chadni, 9, informed police that in the absence of the mother, at the dead of night Imon Ali strangulated Shakil, a class one student of local Kutandor Primary School, in his sleep. The child put up a struggle to survive and Chadni tried to rescue her brother but she was also beaten up by Imon Ali, and soon after Shakil’s life gave away.

Hearing hue and cry of Chadni, their mother Nurunnahar came back, but then Imon Ali fled the scene.

The OC informed that the child was buried on Monday after postmortem, the same day as his killer-father’s arrest.

Source: United News of Bangladesh