A union parishad member was found dead at Pukra village in Baniachang upazila on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Arun Das, 60, a member from ward-2 of Pukra union parishad.
Anwar Hossain, chairman of the union parishad, said Arun went to nearby Kabirpur village on Monday night to attend a programme but he did not return home.
Locals spotted his body 200 yards off his house on Tuesday morning and informed police.
Later, law enforcers recovered the body and sent it to Sadar Adhunik Hospital for an autopsy.
Md Selim Miah, additional superintendent of police (Baniachang circle), said the UP member might have been strangulated to death as there were marks of injury in his eyes.