Police said that former Dhaka University Professor Sayeda Khaleque was killed by a construction worker who robber her money and other valuables.
She was carrying the money for the construction purposes of her building in Gazipur.
On Thursday night, Anwarul Islam, a mason, confessed to murdering Prof Sayeda after his arrest at his native village in Gaibandha’s Sadullapur Upazila.
Dipankar Roy, a sub-inspector at Kashimpur Police Station confirmed the matter to the media.
According to Abu Sayem Nayan, an assistant commissioner at Gazipur Metropolitan Police, the killer mason led to the recovery of Prof Sayeda’s body from a jungle near her home at Dakkhin Panishail in Kashimpur on Friday morning.
Earlier on Wednesday, Prof Sayeda's daughter filed a general diary with the police, saying she had gone missing and her phone was unreachable from Monday.