A former principal of Eden College and also the wife of freedom fighter Ismat Kadir Gama has allegedly been beaten to death at her house in the city.
The deceased is Mahfuza Chowdhury.
According to police, Mahfuza was beaten to death by three of her household helps at her flat located in Sukonya Tower in the capital's Science Lab area.
Newmarket police station OC Atiqur Rahman said: "Being informed, police recovered the body on Sunday night. Further investigation is underway."