Man kills daughter for not having son
A man allegedly killed his infant daughter as his wife bore him a third child that was not a son.
The incident took place at Goskhali village in Amtali upazila of Barguna on Thursday night.
Police, however, detained accused Jahangir Shikder for interrogation early Friday.
Jahangir and his wife Sima had three daughters, the last of whom was born 40 days ago.
He expected a son last time.
On December 8, Sima gave the birth to a baby girl which frustrated her husband.
At about 11pm on Thursday Sima found her infant daughter missing. Later, locals found the body in a ditch.
Being informed, police recovered the body and caught Jahangir.
Sima Begum lodged a case with Amtali Police Station on Friday.
The police station officer-in-charge Abul Bashar said the body was sent to Barguna Hospital morgue.