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Police SI commits suicide at his home in Kurigram

  • Published at 11:18 pm August 28th, 2019
Selim Jahangir
Sub-inspector Selim Jahangir Collected

Sadar police station OC Mahfuzur Rahman confirmed the matter, quoting family members of the deceased, Selim Jahangir

A sub-inspector of Kurigram Sadar police station on Wednesday shot himself in the head with his service revolver at his home in Hatirpar neighbourhood of the district town.

Sadar police station OC Mahfuzur Rahman confirmed the matter, quoting family members of the deceased, Selim Jahangir.

Selim Jahangir, 35, was stationed in Sadar upazila of Kurigram. He was from Gouripara village of Dinajpur's Fulbari upazila and joined the police as a Sub-Inspector in 2007.

Quoting Selim's eight-year-old son, SI Kamruzzaman of Sadar police station, said: "On Wednesday afternoon, Selim was seen cleaning his service revolver in his bedroom alone. At one point, he pointed the gun at his head and shot himself."

Apart from his son, his wife, father, and mother, were home during the incident. However, the reason for his suicide could not be determined.  

Nurjahan, the household assistant, told reporters that marital relations between Selim and his wife were fine and she did not notice any conflict between them.

Selim's body was sent to Kurigram Sadar Hospital for autopsy. Resident Medical Officer Dr Shahinur Rahman said it seemed like he shot himself in the head. Details will be available after the autopsy.  

Kurigram Superintendent of Police Muhibul Islam said an investigation into the incident has begun.

At least two more police officials committing suicide in two districts were reported this year.

On June 2, SI Sudip Barua, 45, of Gowainghat police station in Sylhet, committed suicide inside the police compound. His body was recovered hanging from a window grille in his chambers. 

Similarly, on May 7, a female constable Sharmin AKter, 22, of Tangail Police Lines hung herself inside her chambers in the compound.