At least five women have reportedly been killed in three separate incidents ensued from family feud in Cumilla in the last two days.
The killings took place on Monday and Tuesday. Family members were directly involved in two of the incidents.
In Burichang upazila, a rickshaw-puller, Lokman Hossain, 35, hacked his wife and mother-in-law to death on Tuesday evening.
On the previous day, a youth – Saiful Islam, 28, hacked his mother and sister-in-law to death in Nangalkot upazila. A minor girl also sustained injuries in the incident.
Locals said the two were drug addicts.
Meanwhile, the body of a 27-year-old woman – Sharmin Akter – was rescued from a water-body of Sadar Upazila on Wednesday. She reportedly left home following a dispute with her husband.
Police said they were looking into all the incidents.