After keeping an abandoned suitcase cordoned off overnight suspecting bomb inside, Mymensingh police opened the luggage this morning and found an unidentified body.
The suspicious red suitcase was left in China-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge area in Mymensingh town since yesterday noon, reports our local correspondent.
The decapitated and limbless body was recovered from the suitcase around 9:00am when police opened it in the presence of Nibash Chandra Majhi, deputy inspector general of police (Mymensingh Range); Shah Abid Hossain, Mymensingh superintendent of police; Lt Col Iftekhar Uddin, commanding officer of Rapid Action Battalion- 14; and other high officials.
Traffic police in the area had noticed the suspicious suitcase lying on road around yesterday afternoon and informed police, said Khondaker Shaker Ahmed, officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Kotwali Police Station.
Police visited the spot in the evening. Suspecting that there could be explosives inside the suitcase, police kept it cordoned off the entire night, the OC added.
This morning, when they noticed flies buzzing around the suitcase, they realised that there was something rotting inside.
Then, at the presence of the high officials of law enforcing agencies, the suitcase was opened and the torso was discovered, Khondaker Shaker Ahmed also said.
Police suspect that the murder was cold blooded and happened outside Mymensingh. They were looking for the other parts of the body around the area.
The body was sent to Mymensingh Medical College for autopsy.