A seven-year-old girl was found dead at a bamboo cluster at Manik Hajirtola village in Sadar upazila on Tuesday, a day after she went missing.
It was suspected that the victim, Rima, daughter of Ruhul Amin of the village, was killed after rape.
Being informed by locals, police recovered the naked body of the girl from the bamboo cluster in the morning and sent it to local hospital morgue for autopsy, said Inspector (Investigation) Kabir Hossain of Sadar Police Station.
Quoting the victim’s family, he said Rima went missing after she went out of their house on Monday afternoon for play. Later, victim’s family lodged a general diary in this regard.
Kabir said miscreants might have killed Rima after rape.