A woman was hacked to death allegedly by her mentally challenged son in Keraniganj Model Town area on the outskirts of the capital early Friday, UNB reports.
The deceased is Shahida Haq, 54, wife of one Fazlul Haque, a resident of the area.
Being informed by Fazlul, police recovered the body of Shahida and sent it to Mitford Hospital morgue around 2:00am, said Keraniganj model police station officer-in-charge Shaker Mohammad Zobair.
Quoting Fazlul, police said his son Shaon, 27, attacked Shahida and cut her throat with a knife.
Police arrested Shaon from the spot.