The body of an 8-year-old child was recovered Monday from the Daudkhali river in Rampal upazila of Bagerhat.
The deceased was identified as Ahad Ali, son of Md. Omar Ali of Pargobindpur Ashrayan Project.
Ahad along with his cousin Jannat had gone missing in the river on Sunday. A search operation was launched that failed to make any headway on the first day.
Members of the Fire Service and Navy recovered the child’s body on Monday evening during a joint operation.
Golam Sarwar, deputy assistant director of the Bagerhat Fire Service and Civil Defense, said divers from the Navy and Fire Service had been conducting rescue operations since the two children went missing on Sunday.
“We have recovered the body of Ahad from the river and hopefully the other body will be found soon,” he said, not holding out much hope of Jannat turning up alive.
Ahad Ali and Jannat went missing while playing on the bank of the Daudkhali river adjacent to the Pargobindpur Ashrayan shelter project in the upazila.