Sources at Rapid Action Battalion said Mahfuz Alam Sajib,15, son of late Habibur Rahman of Dashami village in Damurhuda upazila, was an eighth-grader of Chuadanga VJ Government High School.
Acting on a tip off, members of the RAB conducted a drive at the house of Rafikul Islam, former member of Alukadia union parishad, and recovered the decomposed remains of Sajib from the septic tank.
Abdul Halim, uncle of Sajib, said a group of miscreants abducted him on July 29 when he went
to visit an agriculture fair in Damurhuda upazila. The abductors also demanded Tk20 lakh from the family as ransom for his release the following day.
Manir Ahmed, captain of RAB 6 of Jhenidah, said although the family agreed to pay the ransom money, the abductors killed the boy within two days of his abduction and concealed the body inside the septic tank of the house
Meanwhile, a group of people, identifying themselves as members of a law enforcing agency, arrested the house owner, Rakibul Islam, in connection with the incident.