Locals caught the accused and beat him up before handing him over to the police
A man has killed three people, including his wife, over a family quarrel in Narsingdi.
The incident took place at Kumradi village in Shibpur upazila on Sunday morning.
Two others were also injured in the incident.
The deceased were identified as Nazma Begum, 40, wife of Badol Mia, Tajul Islam, 55, a carpenter from Kumradi village, and his wife Monowara Begum, 45.
Shibpur Model police station Inspector (Investigation) Abul Kalam confirmed the information.
Police and family members of the victims said that Badol Mia, a carpenter from Pakundia area of Kishoreganj, married Nazma Begum from Dulalpur area of Shibpur who was abandoned by her previous husband some eight to nine years ago. They had been living in a rented house, owned by Tajul Islam, in Kumradi village since their marriage.
A quarrel broke out between Badol Mia and his wife around 4:30am on Sunday over a family matter. At one stage, becoming enraged, Badol started hacking at his wife, injuring both Nazma and her son from her previous marriage in the process.
Upon hearing the commotion, house owner Tajul Islam, his wife Monowara Begum, and daughter Kulsum Begum rushed in to help Nazma and her son. However, they too were subsequently attacked and injured by Badol.
Locals rescued the injured and took them to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital, where on-duty doctors declared Nazma Begum and Monowara Begum dead. Tajul Islam died on the way to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.
Locals also caught Badol Mia and beat him up before handing him over to the police.