The body of a schoolteacher was found hanging from a bridge over the Karatoya river in Sirajganj on Tuesday, two days after his disappearance from the district’s Shahjadpur upazila.
Khandkar Nazrul Islam Babul, 55, a resident of Salap union in Ullapara upazila, was a teacher of Makorkola Government Primary School in Shahjadpur.
Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, his relatives said Babul last went to the school on Sunday and had been missing since.
Khawja Md Golam Kibria, OC of Shahjadpur police station, said they had recovered the body along with a note that reads he [Babul] committed suicide because he could not afford to repay loans that created an unbearable debt burden on him.
The body was sent to Sirajganj Sadar Hospital for an autopsy, Kibria said, adding: “We could uncover the real cause of his death once the autopsy report is out.”