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Mother killed 2 children, herself over quarrel with husband

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A woman found dead in the city's Darussalam area killed herself and her two children following an argument with her husband, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner (Darussalam Zone) told The New Nation on Wednesday night.
"We are making the assumption after questioning her husband Shamim Hossain, who was the only accused in the murder case," the police official said.
The slain Anika committed the suicide after killing two children as she was over excited focusing family dispute with her husband, the AC said.
Meanwhile, Anika's mother Nadira Begum on Wednesday filed a case with the Darussalam Police Station on charge of inciting to kill her daughter and grand children, he said.
Shamim had been shown arrested in the case and was being interrogated in this connection, he said.
The bodies were handed over to the family members, the AC said.
Earlier, Anika allegedly hung herself with the house's ceiling fan after slitting the throats of her daughter and son on Tuesday afternoon.
"Shamim screamed at Anika after she served him musty rice in the morning.
The bodies were discovered in the afternoon. Shamima, 5, and Abdullah, 3, were found with their throats slit.
A blood-stained 'Boti', a cutting instrument, was found along with what appeared to be a suicide note.
Shamim, a hair salon worker, was attending a mass rally organised by the Awami League at the capital's Suhrawardy Udyan. He was taken in for questioning at Darussalam Police Station after he returned to the house near Chhoto Diabari Water Pump.
The couple would argue often, according to their neighbours. Shamim hails from Gopalganj and Anika comes from Naogaon's Mahadebpur.

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