The body of a schoolgirl was recovered from a pond at Shantirhat Dangapara village in Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh yesterday.
The deceased was Kabita Rani, 16, daughter of Rajendranath Roy and a student of Class-X at Pamuli High School in the upazila.
Family members said Kabita was absent from her room from midnight. Family members found her body floating in a pond near her house around 8:00am yesterday.
Victim's elder sister Sagorika told reporters that Anisur Rahman, alias Anis, 25, son of Suruj Ali of the village, used to stalk Kabita frequently. Anis also threatened Kabita of dire consequences if she did not agree with his proposal to have an affair, she added.
Anis fled the village after the body was found, Sagorika added.