The deceased was identified as Riyad (7), son of Raju, a mason in Moonlight area of Siddhirganj
After the child went missing, his father filed a case against the child’s uncle Sujon, who was arrested.
During interrogation, he confessed that he had killed the child for ransom money and hidden the dead body in a pond.
According to his information police recovered the body on Wednesday morning.
Riyad, the child had been missing since April 24.
His father said, “On the afternoon he (Riyad) went missing, my brother-in-law Sujan took my two sons to the shop to buy cakes. Though my two sons came back home, my eldest son Riyad left the house again. He has been missing since then."
On April 28, Riyad’s father got an unknown phone call asking for Tk 1.5 lac ransom money for Riyad.
He suspected it was Sujon’s voice and immediately informed the police.
Narayanganj Additional Superintendent of Police Md Mehedi Imran Siddiqui said Sujan was arrested in connection to this case by tracking the phone which he called with.
“An investigation is underway to find out whether anyone else was involved in the murder,” he said.
Md. Idris, a neighbor of Sujan said Sujan was often involved in crimes- thefts and robberies were common incidents for him.