Criminals killed an SSC candidate by slitting his throat in Munshiganj's Louhajang upazila on Thursday night.
The victim, Nirob, 16, son of Nayeem Khan of Kumarbhog village, was a student of Medenimandal Anwar Ali High School.
Quoting the victim's family, Monir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Louhajang Police Station, said Nirob came out of house with his two friends on Thursday evening and did not return.
Police recovered his body from a pond near Kumarbhog Rehabilitation Centre yesterday afternoon.
A case was filed with the police station.
The victim's two friends were arrested for interrogation, the OC said, adding that the reason behind the murder could not be known immediately.