Police recovered the throat-slit bodies of four people, all aged between 28 and 35, from a marsh at village Daibor of Shibganj upazila in Bogra on Monday.
The hands of all the bodies were tied up with rope, police said.
Three of the victims were identified as Sabrul Islam Sabu, 35, and Zakaria Islam, 32, of village Kathgara-Chawakpara of Shibganj, and Helal, 30, of village Punat of Kalai upazila in Jaipurhat.
Sabu had a betel leaf shop while Zakaria was a painter.
Identity of the remaining one could not be known until Monday evening.
Local people first saw the bodies around 9:00am in knee-deep water as they went to the field, half a kilometre from the nearby road, to collect grass and informed police.
Police recovered the bodies and sent them to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman
Medical College Hospital in Bogra for autopsy in the afternoon.
The throat-slit bodies bore marks of deep cuts.
A bag and some bread were found by the side of the bodies.
Villagers said that two of the victims were drug addicts and had enmity with some villagers.
Bogra superintendent of police Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan said that they had so far no clue for the killings but they were working to identify and nab the killers.
No case was lodged and none was arrested in this connection until
Referring to circumstantial evidence, he said that they might have been killed anytime early Monday at the place where their bodies were found.
Deceased Zakaria’s brother Jannatul Ferdous said that they could not contact with his brother after around 9:30pm on Sunday.
Victim Sabu’s sister-in-law Zebuara Begum said that Sabu went to Aliarhat market to sell milk in the afternoon and went missing after selling the milk.
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