A first grader was allegedly raped and strangled to death at Parkrishna village in Damurhuda, Chuadanga on Saturday, reports UNB.
The deceased was identified as Sumaya Khatun, daughter of Nasir Uddin of the village. She was a student of Parkrishna Government Primary School.
Nasir said Sumaya went missing on Saturday around 1:00pm. They informed police at night after daylong futile searches for the girl.
Sukumar Biswas, officer-in-charge of Damurhuda model police station, said police conducted their search at night around 9:00pm.
Locals found the girl’s body in a field and informed police around 10:00pm.
On information, police recovered the body around 11:30pm.
“It is primarily assumed that Sumaya was strangled to death after rape,” said assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Abu Russel of Damurhuda police circle.
Meanwhile, police have arrested a suspect in this connection, the official said.