The bodies of a woman and her two children were recovered from their flat on the fourth floor of a building in Muradpur area of Chattogram city yesterday morning.
The deceased were identified as Sumita Khatun, wife of Sohel Rana, her seven-year-old daughter Jannatun Maimun and two-and-half-year old son Shan Babu.
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Their bodies were recovered from the fourth floor of one SS House breaking open the main door of the flat following a phone call of the relatives, said police.
Failing to get response from inside at night, Sohel Rana informed the relatives about the incident, police added.
Arafatul Islam, additional deputy commissioner (North zone) of Chattogram Police, said the law enforcers found the bodies of the mother and the son hanging from the ceiling with ropes while the body of the daughter was found lying on the bed.
Sumita's husband Sohel Rana, an herbal medicine trader, was detained for interrogation in this connection, said the ADC.
While visiting the spot, neighbors and relatives thronged in front of the flat around 10:30am. Everyone got shocked following the sudden incident. Neighbors said the couple rented the flat two and half years ago.
Sohel's sister Lipi Akhter who rushed to the spot in the morning told journalists that there was no conjugal feud in Sumita's family.
"Altercation over different family issue is a very common thing. But I don't why she did it," she said.
After the incident, Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) collected circumstantial evidence from the flat and sent the bodies to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for autopsy.
We are investigating whether it was a murder or suicide, said the ADC.