A Deputy Secretary to the Ministry of Labour and Employment was found dead at a residence in the city's Ramna area.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Kader Chowdhury,60, son of late Joynal Abedin of Bhola.
Eunus Molla, sub-inspector of Ramna Police Station, recovered the body from a government staff quarter of Bailey Road area around 5pm on Wednesday and sent it to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for autopsy, said Bachhu Mia, in charge of DMCH police outpost.
The reason behind his death is yet to be known.
Source: United News of Bangladesh