The police recovered the body of a child lying in a bloody condition on the bed of his house in Atpara of Netrakona. The child’s stepmother has been arrested by the police.
The incident took place at Rabiagati village of Duoj union of the upazila around 2:15 on Sunday.
Shishu Diya Moni (4) is the daughter of Shah Alam Mia and his first wife Aleha of Rabiagati village in the upazila. The detained stepmother is Shah Alam’s second wife Mamata Begum.
According to the locals, Atpara police station OC Mohammad Tawhidur Rahman said that after Shah Alam got married for the second time, Aleha Begum left her family and went to Dhaka. Diamani was playing in the Eidgah field near the house around noon. His stepmother Mamata Begum grabbed him from the Eidgah grounds and took him home. After some time, the neighbors heard the cry of the stepmother and went to the house and found Diya Moni lying on the bed with blood on her nose and face. Later, if the locals got suspicious, they informed the police. Police arrived at the scene around 4 p.m. After recovering the body, the stepmother was arrested.
The body of the deceased Dia Moni has been sent to Netrakona Modern Sadar Hospital for post-mortem. Apart from the investigation, legal action is being taken at the police station, said the OC.