The wife of an Islamic University teacher has been found dead at her residence in Kamalapur area of Kushtia town, police said on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Nurjahan Parvin Minu, 40, wife of Nazrul Islam, an associate professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in Islamic University (IU).
Deceased’s brother Jahangir Hossain Milon said they found Nurjahan lying dead on the floor in her room after breaking the locked door as they didn’t get any response from her on Monday night.
He also alleged Nurjahan's husband Nazrul is a drug-addict and used to assault Nurjahan throughout their marriage.
Jahangir said Nazrul had brutally beaten and strangled her sister to death. After the murder, the scarf was hung with the fan to prove it as suicide, he added.
He claimed that his sister had bruises on various parts of her body.
The body was sent to Kushtia General Hospital for an autopsy, said Sabbirul Alam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kushtia Model police station.
The OC said they suspect the woman committed suicide. “It can be ascertained after an autopsy,” he added.