Police recovered the body of schoolgirl hanging from a tree at Gangdhoa village in Kishoreganj’s Pakundia upazila yesterday.
The deceased, Smriti Akter Rima, 15, daughter of late Abul Hossain of Jamail village in Hossainpur upazila, was Class IX student at Hossainpur Pilot Girls’ High School.
Quoting the deceased’s family members, police said Rima came to visit her maternal uncle’s house in Pakundia upazila with her mother on Tuesday afternoon.
Rima went out of the house on Wednesday evening and did not returned home, Officer in Charge (OC) of Pakundia Police Station SM Shafiqul Islam said, adding that neighbours found her body hanging from a tree nearby the house yesterday morning and informed the police.
The girl might have been raped but they are not sure whether she killed herself or murdered, the OC added.