Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained the husband of actress Raima Islam Shimu and another person in connection with her death.
The body of the 35-year-old actress was found in a sack near a bridge in the district's Keraniganj upazila on Monday, a day after she went missing.
Ramzanul Haque, the officer-in-charge (investigation) of Keraniganj Model Police Station, said the elite force detained Shakhawat Ali Nobel, the actor's husband, and his accomplice from Dhaka.
"The two were later handed them over to the police. The duo broke down and confessed their crime during interrogation," he added.
Earlier in the day, Abu Salam Mia, the officer-in-charge of Keraniganj Model Police Station, said local people spotted the body near Alipur Bridge in the Kadamtoli area of the upazila around 10am on Monday and informed cops.
“The body bore several injury marks. We suspect that she was killed by criminals on Sunday itself and her body was later dumped in the area," the officer said.
The body was sent to Mitford Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Fatema, the younger sister of the actress, said, “Shimu left her residence around 9am on Sunday and had been missing since. We lodged a missing person's complaint on Sunday night."
Shimu worked with many renowned film directors after making her debut in 1998.