The incident reportedly followed a dispute with her husband Monday midnight
A woman tried to hang from the ceiling after killing her four-year-old son at her house at Laharkandi village in Sadar upazila of Lakshmipur Monday midnight.
The deceased was identified as Ayan Rahman, son of Sabina Yasmin and Ajgar Rahman.
Quoting local people, Jashim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Lakshmipur Sadar police station, said Sabina Yasmin along with her son Ayan and in-laws used to live at the rented house of one Hafiz Kha, while her husband lived in Saudi Arabia as an expatriate worker.
The couple used to frequently fight over family issues over the phone.
At one stage of a similar fight on Sunday night, Sabina took her son to her room and locked it.
Hearing sounds of groaning from the room, local people, her father-in-law and brother-in-law broke into the room and found Sabina trying to hang herself from the ceiling of the house with a scarf.
They also found Ayan’s slaughtered body on the bed.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue for autopsy.