The body of a 12-year-old unidentified boy was recovered from a lake in Dhanmondi area in the capital on Saturday.
Local people spotted the floating body in the lake near No-7 road and informed police, said Abdullah Bin Kashem, sub-inspector of Dhanmondi Police Station.
On information, a team of local fire service recovered the body around 7 am.
The body was sent to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Police suspected that the boy might have gone to the lake for bathing as a black shirt and a pair of shoe were found near the lake.
Actual reason behind the death could be known after autopsy, said SI Kashem.