Young man attempts suicide after 'killing his mother' in Chittagong

Police have arrested a young man in Chittagong who reportedly tried to kill himself after murdering his mother.

Sumit Chowdhury, 21, is now under treatment at Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

CMP's Additional Deputy Commissioner Joynul Abedin told that Sumit hacked his mother Kumkum Chowdhury, 55, to death with a large kitchen knife at their Gosaildanda home on Saturday afternoon.

His elder brother found Kumkum's dead body and Sumit in a bloody state attempting to commit suicide with the same sharp weapon when he arrived home, Abedin said.

Relatives have told police that Sumit was 'psychological issues' after failing in his SSC examinations.

Kumkum lived in that house with her two sons. Her husband works and lives in Dhaka.

Police official Abedin said, "Sumit admitted to killing his mother when he was being taken to the operation theatre at the hospital."