Shamshed Hossain, a suspected militant killed during a drive in the capital’s Azimpur area on Saturday night, killed himself slitting his throat with a sharp weapon, said Dr Sohel Mahmud, chief of the Forensic Department of Dhaka Medical College (DMCH).
The forensic expert came up with the information on Sunday while talking to reporters after conducting autopsy on the body of the slain militant at the DMCH in the afternoon.
“The militant died due to excessive bleeding as an injury mark was found on the left side of his throat,” said Dr Sohel.
Five more injury marks were also found on Shamshed’s body, he said.
The samples of Shamshed’s blood, hair and urine were taken for DNA test, Dr Sohel added.
Earlier, the suspected militant was killed and eight people, including five policemen and three female militants, were injured in the encounter during a drive in Azimpur area on Saturday night.