The rescue operation was carried out on Thursday (February 25) from morning till afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Tanjina, daughter of Abdul Jalil of Chithli Dakshinpara village under Durgapur union of Mithapukur upazila of Rangpur district.
Russell, 29, Tanzina’s alleged husband, was arrested in the incident. He is the son of Habibur Rahman of Satventi Enayetpur village in Mithapukur Kafrikhal union of Rangpur.
Narayanganj PBI Sub-Inspector (SI) Shakil Hossain said Russell had dismembered Tanzina’s body and dumped it in a pond next to his house. He later told homeowner Siraj Khan that his wife, Tanzina, had died of Corona at the hospital. He then left the house. Later, on April 5, 2021, the police recovered Tanzina’s headless body from the pond in front of Faria Garment in Baraibhog area of Masdai. The police filed a case against the unidentified persons at Fatullah Model Police Station.
He further added that after the murder, Russell left the body in pieces and kept it in the fridge. On April 4, he packed them and dumped them in a nearby pond. After the incident, Russell left the house with the utensils and other items used in the murder.