Woman and her two children use shovel to beat neighbor to death for killing their chicken


Chicken (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

Police are looking to arrest a woman and her two children on a charge of murder after allegedly killing their neighbor by beating her with a shovel, according to police in Bangladesh.

Dharampur police said that the incident unfolded on Tuesday around 12:00 p.m., after 60-year-old Afia Begum found a dead chicken in her bedroom.

The chicken belonged to her neighbor Asia Begum. When Asia learned that the dead chicken was in Afia’s home, she blamed her for killing it.

Afia fled from her house, but Asia and her two sons, 22-year-old Tariq Hasan and 14-year-old Wahidul Islam, chased her and beat her with the handle of a shovel.

Hearing their mother scream, Afia’s son Sobhan and his wife Mina, came to her rescue, but they were also beaten. Asia and her children fled from the scene after Afia fell unconscious.

Afia Begum died on the way to a hospital. So far, no arrests have been made.