One of the seven bodies found in the river Shitalakkhya at Narayanganj is being pulled towards the shore yesterday. The photo was partly pixelated. Photo: Courtesy/TV grab
Police recovered one more body from the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj Thursday morning.
The deceased was identified as Jahangir, driver of ward councillor Nazrul Islam who was abducted and killed with five others.
The number of dead bodies recovered from the river has reached to seven since 6 bodies were found in the river yesterday,
Akter Morshed, officer-in-charge of Bandar Police Station told The Daily Star that police recovered the body from Shitalakkhya river around 6:30am.
The body was sent to Narayanganj General Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Authorities deployed eight platoon Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) in Narayanganj to control the law and order situation.
Nazrul was burried at his family graveyard in Siddirganj after the second Namaz-e-Janaza. The Janaza was held at on Shimrail in Siddirganj around 11:14am.
Locals set fire to the office of Nur Hossain, main accused in Nazril Islam killing case in the morninh.
The vehicular movement on Dhaka-Chittagong highway has started around 2:00pm, 22 hours after the supporters of Nazrul Islam blocked the highway in Mouchak and Signboard.
The bodies of Nazrul Islam and five others were found floating in the Shitalakkhya river Wednesday, three days after seven people, including Nazrul, were kidnapped in broad daylight in Narayanganj.
The six victims were killed and their bodies were dumped into the river in similar manner. The murderers cut the victims' bellies and then tied the bodies to sacks full of bricks before throwing into water, according to police.
They were blindfolded, and their hands and legs were tied with ropes, said law enforcers.
Police suspect the same gang was behind the abductions and the killings.
Among the dead are Chandan Sarkar, senior lawyer at Narayanganj District Judge's Court, and his driver Ibrahim.
Two other victims were identified as Nazrul's aides Moniruzzaman Swapan, local Jubo League activist, and Tajul Islam, president of Siddhirganj unit of Sheikh Russell Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad.