A father allegedly hacked his 35-year-old daughter to death, over paying installments of a loan, in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga early today.
The deceased, Marjina Khatun was daughter of Azibar Mandal alias Azizul Huq of Bagadanga village under Carpusdanga union of the upazila.
Hossain, victim’s nephew, said his aunt and grandfather got into an altercation over paying installments of a loan at Azibar’s house on Saturday evening.
Enraged by the incident, the father hacked his daughter with a locally-made sharp weapon when she was asleep around 1:30 am, he said.
Azibar also hacked the victim’s daughter Roksena when she tried to save her mother, leaving the duo critically injured, the nephew said.
The injured were rushed to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital where physicians declared Marjina dead upon arrival, said the hospital’s emergency department physician, Dr Mustafizur Rahman.
Carpusdanga Police Outpost in-charge (sub inspector) Imran Hossain said they primarily think that the family dispute over loan instalment led to the killing.
The accused went into hiding shortly after the incident, he said, adding that drives are on to nab him.