Aduri Begum, mother of the two girls, alleged that their father and her former husband Hamidur Rahman from Kani Charitabari village killed the two girls.

Aduri Begum further said she was living with her two daughters at her father’s house in Bajra village in Kurigram since Hamidul divorced her over a family feud.

“Two days ago Hamidul came to Bajra and took Hashi and Khushi saying he would buy Eid dresses for them. But they remained missing since then,” said Aduri Begum.

Meanwhile, locals of Haripur village on Sunday afternoon found the floating bodies of the two girls in the river and informed police.

OC Iftekharul Mokaddem said, “We are investigating the matter. It could be a murder as the father remained absconding since the recovery of the bodies.”