Police last night recovered the body of a journalist from his rented home in the capital’s Banasree.
The dead was identified as Mansur Ali, 33, a sub-editor of the online news portal Bangla Tribune, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Khilgaon police station Mashiure Rahman, told this newspaper.
On information, police went there and recovered the body after breaking down the door to his house around 8:30pm, he said.
Mansur, who shared the home with two flatmates, was staying alone yesterday, the OC said.
Mashiure said police were yet to confirm the reason behind the death. The body was sent to the Dhaka Medical College morgue for autopsy, he added.
Nuruzzaman Labu, a senior reporter at Bangla Tribune, said Mansur left for home at 12:15am yesterday and was supposed to attend office at 4:00pm.
As he did not come to the office, his colleagues looked for him. Around 6:00pm, one of Mansur’s flatmates, Manajit Mitra, reached home and found it locked from the inside, Labu said.
When Mansur did not respond, Manajit informed the house-owner, who informed police, he added.
Mansur, hailing from Fenchuganj upazila of Sylhet, joined Bangla Tribune in 2017, the news portal reported. Earlier, he worked for The Daily Ittefaq.