Police yesterday recovered the body of a teenage rickshaw-puller from Daldali Tea Garden area in Sylhet Sadar upazila.
The deceased was identified as Naim Ahmed, 15, son of Abbas Ahmed of Beanibazar upazila and a resident of Hazaribag area in the city.
Shahadat Hossain, OC of Sylhet Airport Police Station, said, “Naim went missing on Thursday and his father filed a general diary that night. Police arrested two later that night and they confessed to the murder.”
The arrestees are: Abdur Rukon, 21, and Parvez, 20, of Hazaribag area.
The OC said, “Naim saw Rukon and Parvez trying to steal his battery-driven rickshaw and they killed Naim by strangling him. The duo hid Naim’s body in the tea garden. After they confessed, we recovered the body around 7pm and sent the corpse to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College for autopsy.”
The arrestees will be sent to Sylhet court and the general diary have been filed as a murder case, the OC said.