Police found a man's handcuffed body in Chattogram's Anwara upazila early yesterday.
As the victim's face, aged between 25 and 30, is decomposed beyond recognition, he could not be identified immediately, said police.
Dulal Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Anwara Police Station, told The Daily Star that on information, police recovered the body from Borar Char area in the Sangu river around 12:30am.
The victim was wearing an off-white full-sleeved shirt and black shorts. His right hand was handcuffed, said the OC.
The left part of the cuffs was missing. His throat was slit, and small injury marks was spotted on his back, the police officer added.
On the back of the handcuffs, PATENT 153174-891152 CHICAGO is engraved, while THE SMITS HANDCUFFS SPRINO FIELD MAS.S was on the other side, said police sources.
During the recovery, superintendent of Chattogram police and senior police officials were present on the spot, said the sources.
OC Dulal said the body was dumped into the Sangu or into the sea after murder.
The victim might have been killed around 10-12 days ago, he said, adding that police started investigating the incident.
Inspector (investigation) SM Didarul Islam Sikdar of the police station filed a case in this connection.
The body was sent to Chittagong Medical College morgue for an autopsy.