Four members of same family slaughtered in Satkhira

Amiruzzaman Babu, Satkhira :

The incident took place at Khalsi village of Helatla union in Kalaroa upazila of Satkhira on Thursday morning.

The deceased were identified as Shahinur Rahman, 40, son of Shahajan Ali of Khalsi village, his wife Sabina Khatun, 30, son Siam Hossain Mahi, 9, and daughter Tasnim, 7.

Raihanul Islam, younger brother of the deceased Shahinur Rahman, said six of them, including four members of his mother and elder brother’s family, lived in the house. Mother was at a relative’s house yesterday. He (Raihanul) was in the next room. In the morning he heard the children humming (pain) from the next room. He immediately went ahead and saw her trapped outside the house. The door opened and a horrible sight was seen. Shortly afterwards, the children also died.

He added that there was a dispute between them and some people over land. But I do not understand who caused this incident.

Sub-Inspector (SI) of Kalaroa Police Station Mofizul confirmed the matter from the spot and said that four people including Shahinur Rahman, the head of the house, were slaughtered inside their house. Among them Shahinur’s legs were obstructed and the door of their room was open. It is believed that the killers entered the house through the roof door. Police have started work to unravel the mystery of the incident.

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