Former professor of Dhaka University Saida Gaffar was found dead at Kashimpur in Gazipur on Friday, two days after she went missing, police said.
She was a former Professor of Institute of Nutrition and Food Science of the university.
A mason Anwarul was arrested from Gaibandha district earlier on the day following a missing diary filed by the deceased's daughter Sahida Afrin at Kashimpur Police Station. He worked at the under-construction building of the professor.
Sub-Inspector (SI) Dipankar Roy of Kashimpur Police Station said Prof 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.