The body of a one-and-a-half-year-old boy was found floating in a pond near his house at Ballabadi Kanda area of Araihazar upazila in Narayanganj yesterday afternoon.
The baby was identified as Sifat Ullah, son of Momen Mia of the same village.
The deceased’s father, Momen Mia, said Sifat had been playing in the house since morning.
He was missing since the afternoon. After searching for a while, his body was found floating in the pond beside his house around 4pm.
Sifat was rushed to the Upazila Health Complex where the doctor declared him dead.
Kamal Hossain, a doctor at the emergency department of Araihazar Upazila Health Complex, said the child was brought dead and he might have drowned in the pond.
Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Arihazar Police Station said police were sent to the scene and an investigation will be undertaken.
However, no case was filed in connection with the incident.