The bodies of two people, including an Indian national, were recovered from Jaflong in Sylhet on Tuesday, four days after they went missing by a sudden surge of hilly water.
The deceased were identified as Rajib Miah, 22, son of Asad Miah, of Brahman Kachuri village of sadar upazila in Kishorganj, and Paine Lamin, 25, son of Rubi Lamin, of Sangpedang village under Dauki police of Jainta Hill district of Meghalaya state in India, police said.
Goainghat police investigation inspector Hillol Roy confirmed New Age that they recovered the two dead bodies from the River Piyain, which flows over the borderline between Bangladesh and India, near Kandu Basti area at Jaflong under Goainghat upazila in the district at noon after being informed by the local people.
He said that the dead body of Paine Lamin was handed over to the Indian authorities through a flag meeting held between the Border Guard Bangladesh of Tamabil camp and Border Security Force of Dauki camp in the afternoon.
The police officer informed that Rajib, a day labourer, went missing from Jaflong and Lamin, a boatman, from the Dauki area on Friday after they sank into the River Piyain pushed by a sudden surge of hilly water.
The body of Rajib was sent to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital for postmortem examination, he added.