One of two missing brothers’ bodies retrieved from Jamuna

18 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BOGURA: The body of a schoolboy who along with his younger brother went missing in the Jamuna River at Pakuria Char in Sariakandi upazila was recovered on Saturday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Omar Ali, 15, son of Atiqur Rahman of Atapara in the upazila and a ninth grader of BAF Shaheen School and College here. 

Omar Ali and his younger brother Jahid Hasan, 12, went missing in the Jamuna as they jumped into the river to recover a football that slipped into it during a football match being held in its vicinity on Friday afternoon.

A team of divers from Rajshahi conducted a rescue operation to recover the siblings and retrieved Omar’s body around 11am, but his younger brother still remains missing, said Al Amin, station officer at Sariakandi Fire Service.