A woman allegedly slaughtered her 6-month-old son at Purba Kaitekhali village in Srinagar upazila on Tuesday morning. The victim is– Samir Mia, son of Shah Alam and Runa Begum of the village.
On information police recovered the throat-slit body and sent it to Munshiganj Hospital for autopsy.
Police said Runa Begum, 32, became mentally unstable for unknown reason soon after she gave birth to the baby six months ago.
Father of the victim Shah Alam found Samir Mia lying on the bed in a pool of blood and informed police at 9 am.
The reason of the killing could not be ascertained immediately. Police arrested Runa Begum.
Srinagar thana officer-in-charge Mizanur Rahman said that Runa seemed to be lunatic.