A schoolboy was found dead in Shiddhirganj area of Narayanganj yesterday, with law enforcers suspecting that the seven-year-old was strangled after rape.
Police recovered the body of 7-year old Tanjil Ahmed from an abandoned house, a day after he had reportedly gone missing.
A kindergarten student of Rasulbag Model School, Tanjil used to live with his parents in a rented house in Rasulbag area of Shiddhirganj, said police.
His father is a day labourer and mother garment worker. The couple used to leave their son with one Raju, 30, a caretaker of their landlord, Shiddhirganj Police Station Officer-in-Charge Shahin Parvez quoted the victim's father Anwar Hossain as saying.
His parents did the same while going to their workplaces on Wednesday morning, said the OC.
On return, the couple did not find their son or Raju, said the police officer.
Police rushed to the spot yesterday after Tanjil's father went to the police station to file a general diary (GD).
The law enforcers found the body in an abandoned house, near the victim's residence. Raju could not be found in the area, the OC said, adding that they suspect he might be responsible for the death, and are trying to arrest him.
The body was sent for autopsy. Reasons behind the death will be known after the post mortem, he said.
Filing of a case was underway until filing of this report.