Police recovered the body of Dr Tareq Shamsur Rahman, former professor of Jahangirnagar University and a political analyst, from his home in Dhaka’s Uttara on Saturday.
He had been living alone at a flat of Uttrara Apartment Project of Uttara Sector-18 in Diabari area as his wife and other members of family have been residing in the USA, report bdnews24.com and UNB.
His domestic aide arrived at 8:30 am on Saturday but did not receive any response, even after knocking on his door for an extended period of time. Then local police station was informed about the matter.
Deputy Commissioner (Uttara Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Md Shahidullah said a team of police from Toragh Police Station went to Uttara Apartment Project around 11:30 am after getting information.
The police members recovered the body after breaking the main door of the flat, he said
He said Prof Tareq’s body was lying on the floor near a bathroom and his two legs were there inside the bathroom.
“The exact cause of his death could not be known yet but there were signs of vomiting on his face,” he said.
Members of the Crime Scene unit of the Criminal Investigation Department collected evidence from the spot, he added.
Prof Tareq Shamsur Rahman was a former member of Bangladesh University Grants Commission and chairman of the Department of International Relations at Jahangirnagar University.
Apart from teaching, he used to write columns in newspapers regularly.