Police arrested an indigenous man early morning yesterday in Hakimpur upazila of Dinajpur for killing a female garment worker on August 15.
Police arrested rickshaw puller Raju Oro, 40, son of Babu Oro from Chandipur village in the upazila, from his home around 3:00am.
They also found the victim’s ID card and backpack from Raju’s house, said Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Hakimpur Police Station.
The woman, Sharmin Akter, 22, had been working as a garment worker in Dhaka for the last three years. In early morning on August 15, she was returning home on a bus due to illness.
After getting off the bus at Hilli Bazar, she hired a rickshaw to her home. Soon after reaching a bridge in Boigram village, rickshaw puller Raju forced the woman under the bridge and snatched her belongings including her bag and mobile phone, the OC said.
As the woman resisted and kept screaming for help, Raju strangled her to death and left the spot.
Police recovered her decomposed body next day and later sent it to M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital for autopsy, the OC also said.