The bodies of Monika Mridha, 65, and her son Sushil, 44, were found in Barisal District, southern Bangladesh.
The two Catholics were shot to death.
Both were from St Peter Parish Church (pictured).
The other son, Somiron, 40, has disappeared.
Nothing is yet
know about how and why the two were killed, but some relatives of the victims
point the finger at neighbours, a Muslim family, who might have killed them over
a piece of land.
Police told AsiaNews that the bodies were found
yesterday morning. Currently, they are at a local hospital for the autopsy. No arrests
have been made yet.
Leaders of the Bangladesh
Christian Association (BCA) visited the place where the bodies were found to
hold a moment of prayer.
was, they took advantage of the climate of impunity and violence of the
elections," the association's secretary-general, Nirmol Rozario, told AsiaNews. "We ask for an exemplary
punishment against the perpetrators of this act."
very concerned about these murders; people live in fear. We pray for peace,"
said Christopher Robi D'Costa, from the Barisal Pastoral Centre.