Hanging body of a girl was recovered from a hotel in Kalatali area of Cox’s Bazar on Friday evening.
The deceased was identified as Chenoara.
According to hotel sources, the deceased along with a male friend managed to check in on Thursday after lobbying the caretaker despite closure of all hotels in the district following ban on tourism activities in the lockdown.
Being suspicious, the caretaker broke into their room the following day as he didn’t hear anything from them for a long time, only to find the lifeless body of the girl hanging from the ceiling fan.
The boy was not in the room during this time.
Upon receiving the news police rushed to the spot and took the caretaker under custody for interrogation.
Later two separate teams of PBI and CID collected evidence from the spot.
Police suspect that the girl was raped and then suffocated to death. Later the murderer hung the body with a ceiling fan to present the event like a suicide.
Police Inspector Bipul Chandra confirmed the news to UNB.
He said that the body has been sent to a local morgue.
Conclusion on the cause of death can only be made after receiving the autopsy report, he added.