A young couple has allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves within a span of 12 hours at Rukindipur Farkirpara village in Joypurhat’s Akkelpur upazila.
The deceased have been identified as Saiful Islam, 20, and his wife Sonia Begum, 18.
Police recovered bodies of Saiful and Sonia Wednesday night and Thursday morning, respectively, and sent them to Joypurhat District Modern Hospital for autopsies.
Locals and family members suspect the suicides could be the result of a marital dispute. But Akkelpur police station OC Sirajul Islam said they would find whether there were any other reasons behind their deaths during investigation.
Family members, however, added that Saiful and Sonia, a resident of Sahapur village, were happy and never seen having marital discord since they were married one and a half years ago.
Saiful reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in their bedroom at his home around 7pm on Wednesday.
After his death, Sonia had gone missing. After a frantic search, her body was found hanging from a tree near their home around 6am on Thursday.
Separate unnatural death cases were filed later.