Dhaka: A man hacked a pregnant woman and her mother to death at their home in Narayanganj city’s Dalpotti area. The victims are Ruma Chakraborty, 46, and her pregnant daughter Ritu Chakraborty, 22. “It is heart-wrenching that a stranger shattered our dreams and ruined our family in a few minutes,” said Ritu’s father Ram Prashad.
“My daughter was seven-month pregnant. Our grandchild could not even see the light of a day,” he lamented. “I was supposed to take care of my daughter but now I am conducting her funeral. I cannot express my mental condition,” he said. Asked, he said he did not know the motive behind the murders.
Shah Zaman, officer-in-charge of Narayanganj Sadar Model Police Station, said the person behind the murders was Zobayer. Zobayer first knocked a flat’s door. As none opened, he knocked the door of the victims’ house. He started hacking Ruma indiscriminately as she opened it. When Ritu approached nearer, he started hacking her too.
The duo died on the spot, he further said, adding that the criminal chased another female member of the family but she somehow managed to escape and started screaming, he said. Hearing her scream, locals rushed to the spot and locked the building’s main gate and informed the police. Police then went there, arrested Zobayer and recovered the bodies.
During primary interrogation, Zobayer admitted that he killed the duo and said he intended to loot money and gold ornaments.
Sankar Saha, general secretary of Nitaiganj Business Owners Association, asked, “There are multiple wealthy businessmen who reside in the area whereas the victims belonged to a middle-class family. If the killer wanted to loot only, then why did he attack the middle-class family instead of the rich ones?”