The 74-year-old mother of senior journalist Amir Khasru was found dead at her residence in Pirojpur district town on Monday, police said.
Sitara Halim, a resident of CI Para of the town and wife of Abdur Halim Hawladar, used to stay alone, Additional Superintendent of Pirojpur Police, Molla Azad, said.
A tenant of the house told police that a paint worker knocked on the door of Sitara on the first floor of the building in the morning to resume renovation work the residence.
Getting no response from inside the room, he informed the matter to the tenant of the building who in turn informed police.
A team of police recovered the body of Sitara after breaking open the door of the house, said Molla.
Police suspected that the woman might have been strangulated to death.
Khasru, who lives in Dhaka, left for Pirojpur as soon as he heard the news.