The decomposed body of a schoolboy wrapped in a sack was recovered from a pond in Kendua upazila of Netrakona yesterday.
The victim was Jhony Mia, 11, son of day-labourer Sobhan Mia of Gogda village in Kendua. He was a fourth-grader at a local primary school, police said.
Quoting family members and local people, Kendua Police Station Officer-in-Charge Imarat Hossain Gazi said Jhony went out of his house on Friday afternoon for playing with other children of the locality.
As the boy did not return home until evening, family members started searching in different places of the locality and outside, but could not find him.
Local people found a sack floating in a pond in the village at noon yesterday. They spotted the decomposed body of the boy in it and informed police.
Police sent the body to Netrakona General Hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC said.
The boy might have been killed in a planned way over previous enmity, he added.
No case was lodged and none was arrested as of filing of this report at around 5:00pm.