Accused also killed in mob beating
Mother, son among 4 dead in Cumilla knife attack
Three women and a child, including a mother and her son, were killed and two others received stab injuries in a knife attack in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, suspected attacker Mokhlesur Rahman was, later, killed in a mob beating. He was a drug addict and involved in criminal activities, said Debidwar Police Station OC Jahirul Anwar.
The deceased were identified as Anwara Begum, 45, wife of Md Shah Alam, and her son Abu Hanif, 12, of Radhanagar village, Nazma Akter,36, wife of Nurul Islam, and her mother-in-law Majeda Begum, 55.
He said, Mokhlesur first hacked Abu Hanif when he was working at a paddy field at Radhanagar village around 10:30am, leaving him dead on the scene. Later, he hacked five others when they tried to save Hanif. Among them, three died on the spot.
Local people managed to catch Mokhlesur, beat him black and blue, leaving the man dead on the spot.