BDR subedar 'kills' himself
A naik subedar of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a bathroom of BDR headquarters in Pilkhana yesterday morning.
Police said Mozammel Haq, 45, hanged himself with a napkin (gamchha) from the ventilator of the bathroom on 4th floor of the BDR 44 Battalion building.
Sub-Inspector of Lalbagh Police Station Delwar said on information they rushed in and recovered the hanging body of Mozammel from the headquarters.
Mozammel's brothers-in-law Abdul Kader and Abdur Razzaq told The Daily Star that he came to Dhaka around two moths ago to take part in the parade on the occasion of the BDR Week from BDR 36 battalion of Dinajpur sadar.
"Mozammel was present inside Pilkhana headquarters during the mutiny. He surrendered and did not flee the headquarters," said Abdul Kader adding "After the mutiny, we have talked to him several times over phone and his wife Lovely Begum also talked to him three days ago."
"We do not think that he could commit suicide," he said and added, "During our conversation, we could not get any hint of his suicidal intentions."
Mozammel was the father of a 10-year-old son, Naim, and daughter Mousumi who passed the SSC examinations last year.
The body was sent to Mitford Hospital morgue for autopsy. Morgue sources said there was no mark of injuries on the body.
Earlier, magistrate Aminur Rahman prepared the inquest (Surathal) report of the body.
Meanwhile, CID ASP Abdul Kahar Akond, who is also the investigation officer of the Pilkhana carnage, said "Local police will carry out investigation and if needed, CID will take up the mater."