A mason, Anwarul, was arrested from Gaibandha district earlier on the day following a diary filed by the deceased’s daughter Sahida Afrin at Kashimpur police station. He worked at an under-construction building of the Saida Gaffar.

Sub-inspector (SI) Dipankar Roy of Kashimpur police station said professor Saida’s body was recovered from a place away from her rented house at Panishail area in Kashimpur on Friday based on the arrestee’s information.

She lived in the area to supervise the construction work of her flat at a Dhaka University Housing project.

During interrogation, the arrestee also confessed to strangling professor Saida to death and looting her house, said SI Dipankar Roy.

Professor Saida’s body was sent to her residence in Dhaka after post mortem, the sub-inspector added.

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