Police on Friday recovered the hanging body of a woman from a room where she was allegedly confined by her creditors for the last two days in Ashulia of Savar, outside the capital.
The creditors confined not only Morjina Begum, 45, a swing operator at a local garment factory, but also her 12-year-old daughter to the room in Goshbag.
Police said on information they recovered the body from the room, which belongs to fish trader Baten. They sent the body with some injury marks to Dhaka Medical Collage morgue for an autopsy.
Morjina amassed a debt of Tk 30,000 in last two years as she alone had to earn for her family. Her husband Shahed Mia, who is suffering from lung diseases, lives in Kotuali of Rangpur, said locals.
On Wednesday, Morjina along with her daughter went to get on a Rangpur-bound bus at a bus stand when Baten and shopkeepers Rofiqul, Shahin Mia, and Jashim Uddin held them and confined them to that room, they added.
The creditors warned them that they could not leave without paying off their debts. Around 4:00am on Friday, the girl found her mother hanging from a rafter.
Ashulia police could not immediately ascertain whether it was a murder or suicide. The creditors went into hiding, said police. Primarily an unnatural death case was filed, police added.