Police recovered the dead body of a class IX student from the septic tank of Dulalpur Chandramukhi High School in Comilla’s Homna upazila on Thursday.
The victim was identified as Jahid Hasan (14), the son of Aktaruzzaman of the upazila.
Officer-in-Charge of Homna Police Station, Rasul Ahmed said, after receiving a call from someone, Jahid came out from his house on Saturday evening and went missing.
Jahid’s father filed a general diary the next day.
In the meantime, victim's uncle received a text message and a phone call, demanding Tk 50,000 as ransom.
Police tracked the phone call and arrested three 10th grade students - Emdadul Haque, Jihadul Islam, Khairul Alam - of the same school on Wednesday morning.
During interrogation, they confessed their guilt saying Jahid was strangled to death at a house in Dulalpur Bazaar and his body was dumped at the septic tank of their school, the OC said.
Later, around 2:00 am, police recovered the body, five days after he went missing.
A murder case was filed by the victim’s father on Thursday morning, according to a UNB report.