Schoolboy’s body recovered from classroom

Published : 03 Feb 2023 09:09 PM

An eighth-grade boy was found hanging from the fan of his classroom in at Dumuria upazila in Khulna early on Friday, the day after he was reported missing. Six people were detained in connection with the incident. 

The deceased was identified as Nirob Mandal, 14, from Gutudiya village of the upazila. He was a student of Gutudiya Secondary High School.

Locals and police said that Nirob did not return home after attending school Thursday morning.

Family members and relatives looked for him everywhere but could not find any trace of him.

An anonymous person called Nirob’s father Shekhar Mandal over the phone and demanded Tk30 lakh as ransom in the afternoon.

After that, Shekhar Mandal lodged a general diary at the police station.

Sheikh Kony Miah, officer-in-charge (OC) of Dumuria Police Station, said that on information they found the body hanging inside a classroom around 1:00 am. However, he did not say how they were tipped off to the classroom.

“It was assumed that Nirob's body was hung from the ceiling fan after he was strangled to death. The body was sent to Khulna Medical College Hospital for autopsy,” the OC added.