One of 2 missing siblings found dead in Jamuna

Police recovered the body of a school boy on Saturday morning, a day after he along with his brother went missing in the Jamuna river in Sariakandi upazila of Bogura.

Son of Atikur Rahman, deceased Omar Ali, 16, was the ninth grader at Shaheen Cadet School.

On Friday, Omar and his younger brother Jahid Hasan, 13, a sixth grader, along with 12/14 students of the school went to the Jamuna river for picnic. At one stage, Omar and Jahid went missing in the river after they jumped into the water to bring back a football which fell in.

A diver team started a rescue operation in the river from Friday afternoon but could not find them.

Later, divers from Rajshahi Fire Service and Civil Defence found Omer’s body on the bank of river around 11:00am.

Sariakandi Police Station officer in-charge confirmed the matter, adding that they are still trying to rescue missing Jahid.