Two detained for instigating self-immolation of businessman

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained two top officials of Amin Manufacturing Company over instigating the suicide of Kazi Anis who set himself on fire in front of the Jatiya Press Club.

On secret information, Rab detained managing director Nurul Amin and Director Fatema Amin of the company, after conducting a drive in the city’s Uttara area on Tuesday evening, said ASP Imran Khan of Rab headquarters (media wing).

Earlier in the day, Nazrul Islam, a brother of the victim filed a case with Shahbagh police station accusing the detainees for instigating suicide of the victim, said Golam Hossain, sub-inspector (SI) of Shahbagh police station.

Kazi Anis, 45, a vendor on contract from Kushtia's Kumarkhali upazila, took the extreme step at 5pm on Monday "out of frustration" after Henolux, the company, refused to settle his dues of Tk1.26 crore, according to some journalists.

Journalists and law enforcers present at the scene poured water on him and rushed him to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in a critical condition.

Anis had suffered 85 percent burns and kept on life support at the hospital, according to doctors.

He succumbed to his injuries at 6am today, said Bacchu Mia, inspector in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police outpost.

Source: United News of Bangladesh