Staff Reporter :
A woman committed suicide with the ceiling fan after allegedly hacking to her two children death at their residence in the city's Darussalam area on Tuesday.
The deceased have been identified as Anika Begum, 22, her daughter Shamima, 5, and her son Abdullah, 3.
The bodies have been sent to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) for autopsy, police said.
Darussalam Police Inspector (Investigation) Farukul Alam said that Police recovered the bodies from House No. 29/1 of Chhoto Diabari around 2:45pm after being informed by a neighbour.
"Anika's body was hanging from the ceiling fan and the children were found in a pool of blood. We found several injuries marks on the bodies of the kids," the police official said. Police are sure that the woman might have committed suicide as the door of the room was found locked from inside, he said.
She might have hacked the children to death with sharp cutter (locally called boti), the police official said.
Anika's husband Shamim Hossain works at a hair salon, the Inspector said. "We are investigating the incident," he said.
Earlier, another woman allegedly committed suicide after killing her two children over a family dispute in Feni on December 12 and while another mother Mahfuza Malek alias Jasmine killed her two daughters in the city's Bonosree area in March this year.