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Man barred from seeing daughter kills himself

The deceased was identified as Sagar Fakir, 27, a resident of Bakal village in Barisal

Update : 12 Apr 2021, 10:35 PM

A heartbroken father set himself on fire after being prevented from contacting his daughter over a family dispute.

The deceased was identified as Sagar Fakir, 27, a resident of Bakal village in Barisal.

According to sources, Sagar's wife left him over a family dispute almost six months ago. She had taken their only daughter with her.

Being away from his daughter was very hard on him.

On Friday, Sagor called his wife and requested her to come back. She rejected the offer and did not even let him speak with their daughter.

This prompted him to self-immolate. His mother and cousin sustained burns while trying to save him.

Sagar was taken to Dhaka where he succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

Agailjhara police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Golam Sarwar said the autopsy would be done in Dhaka. 

"We'll investigate and take action accordingly if anyone files a complaint," he said.


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