Police have recovered the hanging body of a child from a house in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia.
The deceased was identified as Rehena Khatun 10, a student of class III of Chapra Government Primary School.
According to police and locals, Rehena’s father Rashidul Sheikh is a poor farm labourer, who works in others’ fields to manage the costs of his family.
Rehena demanded a new dress for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr but her poor family denied.
Being hurt by the denial, Rehena might have killed herself hanging herself from the ceiling on Friday night, they said.
Kumarkhali police station’s officer-in-charge Mojibur Rahman said the girl’s body was recovered on Saturday and sent for an autopsy.
A case of unnatural death was filed in this connection, the OC said.