A gang strangled a retired sepoy of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at his house in Hamdah Daspara area of the municipality early yesterday.
The victim is Md Nuruzzaman, 60, son of late Karim Biswas of the area, said Milu Mia Biswas, additional superintendent of police.
Nuruzzaman went to sleep around 12:00am after having his meal. Criminals killed him in his sleep.
On information, police recovered the body from the spot around 8:00am and sent it to Jhenidah Sadar Hospital for autopsy, said the police official.