The body of a 10-year-old girl was recovered from a water body in Chattogram city, eight days after she went missing.
The deceased was Abida Sultana Ayni, a fourth grader.
The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) found the body inside a sack in the water body near chicken farm area at Tararpukur Par under Pahartali Police Station early Wednesday (March 29).
A vegetable trader named Rubel was arrested over the incident, PBI added.
According to police, Ayni might have been raped before murder.
Special Superintendent of Chattogram PBI police Naima Sultana told Banglanews that Rubel confessed to his involvement in the murder during interrogation. As per his information, Ayni's body was recovered from the water body.
It is suspect that the girl was raped before murder, she added
Victim's mother Bibi Fatima alleged that they went to police station several times for filing case after Ayni had been missing since March 21, but failed to lodge the case. Later on March 28, she complained with a court.
After hearing, Chattogram Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 Judge Sharmin Jahan ordered Pahartali police to record the complaint as case.
BDST: 1307 HRS, MAR 29, 2023