A private company official, who was kidnapped on Wednesday, was found dead on the roadside in Ayenta area under South Keranganj police station in Dhaka Friday morning.
Siddique Ahmed, 65, was an official of Bashundhara Group’s Bitko project in South Keranganj area.
“Being informed by locals, we rushed in and rescued the body from the spot. Police thought that unidentified miscreants might have beaten Siddique Ahmed to death after kidnapping him on his way home on Wednesday night,” Mohammad Ashiqujjaman, inspector (investigation) of the police station, told the Dhaka Tribune.
He, however, added that the exact cause of his death could be ascertained after an autopsy.
The body was sent to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.