The deceased is Shumi Khatun, 24.
Motihar OC Humayun Kabir said: “On information, we went to the spot and detained Shumi’s father-in-law Abdul Majid around 8pm. Other members of the family managed to escape.”
“We found no evidence of suicide. The cause of the death can only be confirmed after autopsy.”
He said: “We are trying to catch the other members of the family.”
Motihar SI Selim Reza said: “Shumi got married to Mithun Ali four months ago. The couple were having disputes over dowry since their marriage.
“On Saturday evening, Shumi's in-laws informed her parents that she committed suicide. However, her parents claimed that she was murdered.”
He also said Shumi’s in-laws took the body to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital before informing the police.
“They escaped from the scene when the doctors declared her dead on arrival,” the SI said.