The body of an expatriate man was found buried in the ground in Saidampur village under Basail upazila yesterday, seven days after he went missing.
The deceased was Kesto Mondol, 38, son of late Bumchan Mondol of the village.
Kesto came to Bangladesh from Singapore about six months ago and went missing from the market of his village in the evening of December 6, said Basail Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) SM Tuhin Ali, quoting Kesto's family members.
When they could not find him anywhere, they filed a general diary with the police station in this regard the next day, he said.
Local people informed police yesterday morning after seeing a hand sticking out of an irrigation drain beside a road in the village, the OC said.
A police team went to the spot and recovered the body at 11:00am. Kesto's family members later identified the corpse, he said.
The body was sent to Tangail General Hospital morgue for autopsy and police are investigating the matter, the OC added.
No case was filed in this regard as of filing of this report at 2:00pm yesterday.