Three children were hacked and burnt to death by their uncle following a family discord in Shailkupa upazila of Jhenaidah district.
The deceased were identified as Delwar Hossain's sons 'Shafil', 9, and 'Amin', 6, and Rashedul Hossain's son 'Mahin', 14. Amin was a first grader, Shafil a third grader and Mahin was a student of Class Eight.
Emdad Hossain, Sub-Inspector of Shailkupa police station said, the incident took place on Sunday evening.
Police have arrested the man, Iqbal Hossain, a Singapore expatriate, responsible for the brutal murders.
SI Emdad told reporters that Iqbal had got involved in the dispute among family members after he had recently returned home from Singapore.
He said, "Iqbal brought his three nephews to his home in the evening and locked them inside a room. He hacked the children (with sharp weapons) and then burned them to death."
Fire Service personnel and locals rescued the children afterwards, only to find that Shafil and Amin burnt alive, according to a news agency report.
Mahin, who also suffered several burns, was rushed to Shailkupa Upazila Hospital first. He succumbed to his injuries when he was being taken to Dhaka.