Missing boy found dead in canal
A boy was found dead in a canal in Mugda area of Dhaka yesterday six days after the three-year-old had fallen in the water body while he was crossing it through a bamboo bridge to reach his house.
Mizanur Rahman, a duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters, told The Daily Star that a five-member team had been working round the clock since Monday and recovered the decomposing body of Hridoy near the spot.
The boy's five-year-old sister Sathi was with him during the incident, said the family, adding that Sathi later informed them of the matter.
As the boy remained traceless, his mother Rozina filed a murder case on Friday with Mugda Police Station accusing six persons -- two Dhaka Wasa engineers, a local public representative, two house owners and the caretaker -- bringing an allegation of negligence that caused the death.
Officer-in-Charge Enamul Haque quoted the complainant as saying that the bridge was built over the canal illegally while the Wasa did not take care of it.
They are trying arrest the accused, said the OC.
Investigation is going on into the matter, he added.