A septuagenarian reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the Rampasha union of Bishwanath upazila on Friday, police said.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Khaleque, 70, son of the late Abdur Rashid of Chakram Prosad village.
The deceased's family members said Khaleque was seen as mentally imbalanced for a few days.
On Friday night, they found him hanging from the ceiling of his nephew's house near his house and informed the police.
Police rushed to the spot immediately after being informed and recovered the body.
The body has been sent to the Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy, Jayant Sarkar, sub-inspector of Bishwanath Police Station.