Three people were killed and another three injured as a man wearing a burqa attacked their house in Sreebardi upzaila of Sherpur on Thursday, police said.
The deceased were identified as Monira Begum, 40, her mother Shefali Begaum, 60, and Mahmud, 65, residents of Khoshalpur Putal village.
The incident occurred at around 7 pm in a house at Khoshalpur Putal village under Kakilakura union of the upazila.
Hasan Nahid Chowdhury, Sherpur superintendent of police (SP) said that Mintu Mia, wearing a burqa, attacked his father-in-law's house over a dispute with his wife Monira Begum.
“Mintu slit three people’s throats and hacked another three before he fled the spot,” he said.
Locals rushed the injured to Bakshiganj upazila hospital in Jamalpur where three were declared dead. As their conditions deteriorated, the remaining three were sent to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital for advanced treatment.
Police couldn’t yet arrest the accused but legal actions were underway, SP Nahid added.