The body of a schoolboy, who ‘jumped’ into the River Buriganga after being rebuked by his father on Saturday night, was recovered from the river on Monday morning.
The deceased was Asif Khan, 15, a Class X student of a local school and son of Habibur Rahman of Hasnabad area.
Shah Jaman, officer-in-charge of Dakhshin Keraniganj police station, said Asif jumped into the river from Postogola Bridge in a huff after his father refused to buy him a mobile phone and scolded him.
Local people spotted the floating body around 9:00am and informed police.
Police recovered the body and sent it to Mitford Hospital for post-mortem examinations.
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