A college student went missing in the Padma River near Moinotghat in Dohar upazila in Dhaka on Friday afternoon.
The victim is Mahfuzur Rahman Sakib, 20, son of Mahbubur Rahman of Dhanmondi Sankar area in the city. He passed this year’s HSC examination from Mirpur Bangla College.
Md Farhad Alam, Sub-inspector of Kutubpur River Police Outpost, said Sakib along with his 12 other friends went to Moinotghat in the afternoon to spend leisure time.
Sakib was washed way by strong wave around 3pm when they were taking bath in the river, he said.
Police and firefighters launched a drive to rescue him, the police officer said.