Police suspect the victim was suffocated to death
Police recovered the body of a man in a barrel beside a street in Dhaka's Mirpur on Friday.
The victim, estimated to be in his mid-20s, is yet to be identified, said Inspector Rafikul Islam of Mirpur Model Police Station.
Locals reported to police after spotting a large plastic barrel lying on Love Road in Mirpur 2.
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The victim, who was wearing jeans and a grey T-shirt, was suffocated to death, Inspector Islam said.
The body has grip marks on the neck, he said before adding the victim was likely killed somewhere else, and the body was dumped in a barrel at the spot afterwards.
Police have sent the body to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital for autopsy.