Police recovered the throat-slit body of a local Jubo Legue leader from a betel nut orchard at Chatkhil upazila in Noakhali district on Saturday morning.
The deceased was identified as Md Roni Palwan, 34, son of Shahjahan, a resident of Sundarpur village under Ward No-3 of Chatkhil municipality. He was a joint secretary of Chatkhil Jubo League unit.
Chatkhil Police Station sub-inspector Mohammad Abu Jafor said locals saw the body was fallen down in the orchard and informed police.
Being informed, police recovered the body and sent to a hospital morgue for autopsy. At that time, police also recovered a sharp weapon from the spot, he said.
"It was assumed that Roni might have hacked to death over previous enmity, but the actual reason behind the killing would be known after investigation," the SI added.