Father kills son in Satkhira

A father reportedly killed his 8-year-old son in Satkhira Sadar upazila early Friday. The ill fated child Arif Billah’s body found burnt inside his home.

According to his mother Rokeya Khatun, she along with the child went to her father’s house on Tuesday after she was beaten up by the husband Yeasin Ali.

She said, “He is a drug addict and accused in arms cases. After I went to my father’s house, he went there on Thursday to pick up my son.”  On Thursday late night around 3:30 am, the mother came to know about a fire incident in her husband’s house.

Rokeya said, “I went there immediately only to find my son burnt to ashes inside the house. Neighbours told me my husband murdered my son.”

The victim’s grand father Nur Islam said, his son Yeasin Ali made the child to fall asleep in the night. Then, at around 4am he set fire on Arif pouring kerosene on the blanket and locked him inside the house.  Later, he fled from the scene playing loud music in the next-door, he said.

Hearing loud musics, locals rushed there and found the child’s body inside the house. On information, firefighters rushed there and recovered the body at around 5am.Yasin was later handed over to police.

Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Satkhira Sadar Police Station, said being informed, police conducted a raid in the area and arrested the accused Yeasin.

“We are suspecting he’s a drug addict. The child’s body was sent to morgue for an autopsy, ” he added. The actual reason behind the killing would be known after investigation, he added.

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