The girl has been identified as Inhas Binte Nasir, a sixth-grade student of Mern Sun School and College in the port city, said Alauddin Talukder, assistant sub-inspector of CMCH police outpost. Inhas used to live with her family in their own apartment. Her father, Mohammad Nasir, is a migrant worker based in Saudi Arabia. Inhas was the eldest among three siblings.
On the day, the victim’s mother Nasrin Akter Khushbu took her second daughter to school at 8am, leaving Inhas asleep with the third child, who is only two and a half years old.
After returning home at 9am, Khushbu found that the door was open and Inhas was lying in bed with her face covered under a pillow.
“I called her but did not get any response. Then, I found that her throat was severed,” said Khushbu.
The house was vandalised and some of her ornaments were taken away from the closet, she said.
Khushbu tried to commit suicide by hurting herself after seeing her daughter dead, her sister-in-law Jebunnessa told bdnews24.com.
“We are yet to find any motive for the incident,” Pranab Chowdhury, chief of Baklia Police Station, told bdnews24.com.
Shah Md Abdur Rouf, additional deputy commissioner of Chittagong police, said a similar case occurred earlier in the same area.
“We are investigating the incident. We have already questioned the victim’s mother.”