The identity of the deceased has yet to be confirmed
A dead body already in a state of decomposition has been recovered from an abandoned building in Chittagong.
Police recovered the body from Khalpar, adjacent to Faillyatali Bazar, around 5:30pm on Sunday.
The identity of the body has yet to be confirmed.
Locals informed the police after putrid smell started coming out of the one-storey building.
SM Obaidul Haque, OC of Halishahar police station, told Dhaka Tribune: “We could not identify the deceased immediately as they body had decayed beyond recognition.
"We suspect that the body was brought into the house four or five days ago. From appearance, we can confirm that it is the body of a 12-year-old boy,” the OC said.
The body has been sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital for an autopsy, he added.