A mother reportedly killed her baby and after killing him she tried to commit suicide at Budhpara area under Motiher Police Station in the city last night, police and locals said.
The deceased was identified as Shahriar Alam Kabya, 7, son of Rafiqul Islam.
On information, police rushed to the place of occurrence and recovered the body and the seriously injured mother Taslima Khatun after breaking open the door, said Humayun Kabir, Officer-in-Charge of Motiher Police Station. The mother is now undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
Referring to the statement of neighbours he said the mother was mentally sick and that might be the reason behind the killing.
The matter is being investigated with special importance, he added.