JOYPURHAT: Police on Friday morning recovered the throat-slit body of a housewife from a room of her house in Sajipara Moholla under Akkelpur pourasava of the district.
The deceased was identified as Ayesha Maleka, 40, wife of Ali Akbar, 45, a vegetable vendor and a father of two children.
Police suspect Akbar first slaughtered his wife and later tried to kill self.
Neighbours on suspicion called the couple in the morning as they did not saw them in the morning. But, the couple did not respond.
Later, they entered the house and found Maleka lying in a pool of blood in a room while Akbar was struggling with his life.
On information, police rescued the man and recovered the body of his wife.