An elderly woman was found dead at a cabin of a launch at Sadarghat Launch Terminal on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Nilufa, 60, wife of Mozammel Haque of Hadi Nasirkot village in Chandpur district.
Rezaul Karim Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Keraniganj Model Police Station, said the launch, ‘MV Mitali-7’, reached the terminal around 7am from Chandpur.
Cleaners noticed the body of Nilufa at cabin-309 of the launch around 8:30am and informed police of it.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Mitford Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Police suspected that the woman was strangulated to death.
A man identified himself as Jahangir bought the ticket for the cabin No 309 but the relation between Jahangir and Nilufa could not be known yet.