Police recovered the body of an eight-year old girl in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj on Thursday, three days after she went missing.
The deceased was identified as Humayra, daughter of Dulal Mia from Pirojepur union and a student of class one.
The body was recovered in the morning from a ditch at Noagaon after being informed by locals , said Mohammad Hafizur Rahman, Officer-in-Charge of Sonargaon police station.
“The girl’s body might have been dumped in the ditch after murder,” he said.
Humayra’s brother Sajib, and his wife Boishakhi were detained, he said.
Humayra’s father Dulal Mia said, “Humayra went out with her brother and sister-in-law on Monday morning and since then she remained missing. Later we filed a general diary at Sonargaon police station in this regard.”
Md Amir Khashru, Superintendent of Narayanganj police (crime) said the girl might have been killed over a family feud.
The body has been sent for an autopsy and a case will be filed in this regard, he added.