A Munshiganj court on Tuesday sent a man to jail who confessed to killing his daughter to implicate his rival falsely.
Police said Sadek Ali, son of late Abdur Razzak of Paniarchar village, killed his 11-year-old daughter Shyamoli Akhter with the help of two cohorts on May 23.
On Monday night, police arrested Sadek and Abul Hossain, one of the two accomplices, while the other, Abdul Khaleq, is in hiding.
Officer-in-Charge of Sirajdikhan police station Yardous Hasan said Sadek had a longstanding feud with Faruq, son of Akbar Ali of the same village, over land and money.
“On May 23, Sadek took Shyamoli, a fourth-grader, out for a walk near the Singha River where the two accomplices were waiting.
“They boarded a boat and Shyamoli fell asleep on her father’s lap after some time. Around 10pm, they strangled the girl to death and dumped the body in a field on the riverbank,” he said.
Police recovered the body on May 25.