A mother reportedly committed suicide by taking poison after killing her one-year-old son at Bhagalpur area under Daudkandi upazila in Cumilla on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Khaleda Akhter, 22, wife of Abu Bakar Siddique of Kachua upazila in Chandpur, and her child boy Ismail Hossain.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Daudkandi Police Station Alamgir Hossain confirmed the matter.
The OC said that Abu Bakar had developed a love relation with Khaleda, daughter of Abdul Barek of Mirakhola village in Chandina upazila, while working at a factory. Later, they got married and used to live at Bhagalpur village after leaving their job.
Getting the room of the Khaleda was locked from inside, local people informed the matter to the police. Later, police recovered the bodies, breaking the door in the morning. The bodies were sent to Cumilla Medical College Hospital for autopsy. Police suspected that Khaleda at first feed food with poison to her child and then she committed suicide in absence of her husband, the OC said.