Firefighters recovered the body of a minor boy four hours after he fell into a canal in Noboudoy Housing Area in the city on Friday.
The victim was identified as Jishan, 5, son of Abdul Hashem of the area, UNB reports.
Jishan fell into the canal accidentally around 6pm, said sub-inspector Md Ashraful Islam, duty officer of Adabar Police Station.
On information, divers from Mohammadpur Fire Service and Civil Defence station and the headquarters rushed in and rescued the boy around 10:15pm, said Mizanur Rahman, Inspector of Fire Service central control room.
Later, he was taken to Sikder Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, he said.
Mizanur Rahman also said Jishan fell into the canal while playing on its bank.