A woman and her husband were found dead yesterday in their rented house in Thanapara area under Kaliganj municipality of Jhenidah.
Being informed, Kaliganj police broke open the door to the couple's room and found the woman's body lying in bed, while her husband's body was hanging from a window grille.
Police identified the woman as Reba Rani alias Maya, 40, from Parnanduali village in Magura Sadar upazila; and her husband as Shailen Kumar, 50, son of Jugal Debnath from Kullapara village in the same upazila. Shailen was a vegetable trader.
The man's relative Subash Kumar said Shailen married Reba after his first wife died due to a fall from the roof of his house. Their son Biplob Kumar, 21, a truck driver's helper, and his second wife Reba used to live with him in the rented house in Kaliganj.
Biplob said he came home around 2:30pm for lunch. He informed the police after no one responded to his knocking on the door.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) Younus Ali of Kaliganj Police Station said they found the couple's bedroom door closed from inside.
Police sent the bodies to Jhenidah Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy and filed a case in this connection, the OC said, adding that they would need to wait for the autopsy report and finish investigation before being able to ascertain the cause of the deaths.