Police have detained a woman in connection with the murder of a three-year-old child over a feud in Hawladar Para of Sylhet city.
The detainee has been identified as Parbati Das, a resident of Hawladar Para area.
On Monday morning, the police recovered the body of the child, identified as Rahul Das, from a bamboo bush near their house. The child had been missing since Friday.
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Rahul, son of Rubel Das, was a neighbour of Parbati. "Two days ago, she called Rahul to her home and suffocated him to death. She kept the body hidden in her house and then dumped it in the bamboo bush on Sunday midnight during a storm,” said Najmul Huda, officer-in-charge of Jalalabad police station.
The woman was detained on Monday itself. During questioning, the accused admitted to killing the child over a feud, said the OC.
On April 16, a day after he went missing, Rahul's father lodged a missing person's complaint at Jalalabad police station.
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"A case will be filed against the accused in this regard," said the OC.