Injured worker kills herself
A female survivor of the Rana Plaza collapse has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her bedroom in Turag area on the outskirts of the capital.
The 27-year-old garment worker Salma Akter was rescued several days after the building collapsed on April 24 last year, killing more than 1,100 people and injuring hundreds others, mostly garment workers.
Police have detained her husband Babu Miah for interrogation.
Salma went to bed with Babu around 11:45pm on Thursday. After getting up at around 6:00am, Babu found his wife hanging from the ceiling with a scarf and informed the police, Kamal Hossain, sub-inspector of Turag Police Station, told The Daily Star, quoting the husband.
Babu told police that his wife had been suffering from severe headache due to her injuries from the Rana Plaza tragedy and she might have committed suicide as she could not bear the pain anymore.
Salma, a worker of New Wave Style garment housed in Rana Plaza, sustained severe head injuries in the deadliest industrial tragedy of the country's history and underwent treatment for five months at a hospital in Savar.
Later, she moved to Bamlartek in Turag and started living there with her husband Babu, a bus helper, from December last year.
Salma, who hailed from Kushtia district, managed a job in a garment factory in the area.
However, she could not overcome the mental trauma she experienced in the Savar tragedy, Babu claimed.
Police recovered the body yesterday morning and sent it to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy. The body will be handed over to the family members after the autopsy today.
The exact cause of her death could be determined only after getting the post mortem report, police said.