Apprehending future sufferings, Shohagh and his wife Fatema killed their own son, said police
Police recovered the body of a missing infant from the septic tank of a house at Hawrakhali village in Satkhira Sadar upazila early Saturday.
The 15-day-old Sohan Hossain, was the son of Shohagh Hossain and Fatema Khatun of the village.
Mirza Salauddin, additional superintendent of Satkhira Police, said Fatema Khatun gave birth to a baby boy on November 11 at a private clinic in the district town.
After birth they had to take the baby to Khulna Medical College and Hospital due to its health complications. On Wednesday, the couple returned home from the hospital.
Fatema said her baby went missing when she along with the child was sleeping at the veranda of their house the following day.
Later, victim’s father lodged a general diary with Sadar police station.
Getting inconsistent statements from the parents, police detained them and during interrogation, the couple reportedly admitted that they killed the baby and dumped the body into the septic tank as the baby was born with multiple health complications including jaundice, pneumonia and heart disease.
Police recovered the body from the septic tank around 1am on Saturday.
Apprehending future sufferings, Shohagh and his wife Fatema killed their own son, said Salauddin.