One of them reportedly killed himself inside the office of Pabna Sadar livestock officer
Three people, including a child, reportedly committed suicide in two districts on Monday.
The incidents took place in Nilphamari and Pabna.
In Nilphamari Sadar, Tultuli Akhtar, 23, killed herself and her daughter Brishti Akhtar, 3, in the morning by jumping in front of a moving train near Darwani railway station under Sonaray Union.
Syedpur government railway police station OC Emdadul Haque said the incident took place around 7am. The woman and the child had jumped in front of the Chilahati-bound Rupsa Express train.
Tultuli’s elder brother Dulal Hossain said that his sister and her husband Tarek Hossain often had many arguments.
The suicide may have been a result of a quarrel between the couple that happened on Sunday, Dulal suspected.
Sonaray Union Chairman Ghulam Mostafa and OC Emdadul both also shared similar suspicion.
Police said the bodies were recovered and sent to the Nilphamari District Hospital for autopsies after an unnatural death case was filed.
In Pabna, a sweeper named Selim Reza yesterday reportedly committed suicide inside the office of the Sadar upazila livestock officer.
The incident took place in the morning at that office situated at the municipality’s Library Bazar area.
Selim, son of Tuzam Uddin of Ishwardi, was a sweeper at that office on contractual basis.
Livestock Officer Mahmudul Islam acknowledged the incident, and said that Selim came in for work in the morning like every other day. But then he locked the gate and then hung himself from the railing of the stairs.
“We don’t know yet why he did that,” said Mahmudul.
Sadar police OC Md Asaduzzaman said they were informed about the incident. “A police force was sent to the scene. We will know more and be able to share the details later.”