A Manikganj court has sent two men to jail on charges of abducting and killing a teenage boy in the district’s Sadar upazila.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Jahangir Hossain passed the order on Saturday after recording the statements of the accused -- Ibrahim Hossain, 24, and Arif Hossain, 23 -- under section 164.
Rokibuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Manikganj Sadar Police Station, said the duo was arrested on Wednesday.
On August 6, a tenth grader named Ashraful Islam went missing. His maternal grandfather filed a general diary with the police station on August 7 in this connection, the OC said, adding that the criminals demanded ransom to Ashraful’s expatriate father.
The arrestees, in their confessional statements, said four people, including them, suffocated Ashraful to death on August 7 and dumped his body in the Kaliganga river.
On information, police conducted a search and rescue operation in the river but the body could not be found, said Hanif Sarkar, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Manikganj Sadar Police Station.
Over 40 days have passed since the body was dumped in the river. Chances of recovering the body is very low, the OC added.