The local administration hoisted a red flag on Razzaque's residence
A 50-year-old cattle trader, who tested Covid-19 positive four days ago, reportedly committed suicide by hanging after being subjected to social stigma.
Police identified the deceased as Abdur Razzaque, of Chuadanga's Alamdanga upazila, who was found hanging at his residence Sunday morning.
When asked about what had triggered the suicide, Alamdanga police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Alamgir Kabir said: "Razzaque was suffering from coronavirus symptoms and tested positive on June 16.
“After that, he was undergoing isolation at home following the advice of the doctors."
Razzaque's wife Moyna Khatun said: "I heard my husband coughing in the morning. I went to his room to serve him breakfast but found that he ended his life by hanging himself."
Aminul Haque Rokon, chairman of Alamdanga's Jehala union parishad, said: "On June 17, the local administration hoisted a red flag on Razzaque's residence and put it under lockdown. Next, the locals started to harass and humiliate him."
Moyna said that the locals had prevented them from going outside the house – even to the shop for groceries.