Police recovered the body of a first grader from under Poyalgocha Singhbari Bridge in Gohail union of Shajahanpur upazila around 9:00am on Wednesday.
The deceased, Rakibul Hasan Rifat, son of Md Enamul Haque, of Khadash Hatpara village of Shajahanpur, was a student of Class I at Rajbari Brac School in the area.
“My son went missing around 8:00pm on Sunday. Earlier on the day, Abul Kalam of the same area wanted Tk one lakh as loan from me. The next day, an unknown caller demanded Tk 5 lakh as ransom for my son's release but I told him that I didn't have the ability. Later on Wednesday morning, my son's body was found,” Enamul said.
“We have arrested three people for interrogation in connection with the incident. The child's body was sent to Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital for autopsy,” Shajahanpur Police Station OC Zia Latiful Islam.