Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-8) yesterday arrested a man from Bhandaria of Pirojpur, in connection with the killing of a garment worker on a launch in Barishal.
The arrestee, Md Sumon, 32, admitted to killing her, according to Rab.
The deceased, Sharmin Akhter Akhi, 30, was found dead inside a cabin of the launch on Saturday.
Maj Sajibul Islam Sajib, deputy commander of Rab-8 in Barishal, made the disclosure at a press conference yesterday.
Officer-in-Charge of Barishal Kotwali Police Station Nurul Islam said Sharmin boarded the launch with Sumon from Dhaka.
After the launch reached Barishal, staffers discovered the body, but Sumon could not be found. Rab later used CCTV footage to track him.
Victim’s father Bazlur Rahman Bepari filed a murder case on Saturday in this regard with the police station.