Police recovered the decomposed body of a schoolteacher from a ditch by the side of Ansar Uddin Sarak in Bayra area under Khalishpur Police Station in Khulna city on Tuesday morning, 15 days after he went missing on August 28.
The deceased, Kazi Taskin Hossain Tayan, 32, son of Kazi Tota, of Mujgunni area under the same police station, was a teacher of a local kindergarten school.
Locals spotted the decomposed body floating in the ditch on Tuesday morning and informed police, said Khalispur Police Station officer-in-charge of Mosharraf Hossain.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Khulna Medical College Hospital for post mortem examination, the OC said, adding that he might have been killed over land-related dispute.
He said that they arrested a youth, Saiful Islam, for his suspected involvement in the murder and they were conducting drives at different places to nab others in this connection.