A bottle of poison was beside him
A freedom fighter has been found dead inside a bathroom of the District Freedom Fighters’ Complex in Sunamganj.
The deceased, Jalfu Ali, was found by the police on Sunday evening.
He was a resident of Gudigao village in Jahangirnagar union of Sadar upazila.
According to police and local sources, a foul smell was coming from inside a toilet on the second floor of the complex. When the door of the toilet was kicked open, the man’s decomposing body was found.
When police recovered the body, a bottle of poison was found beside it.
Sunamganj Deputy Commissioner, Md Abdul Ahad, and Superintendent of Police, Md Barkat Ullah Khan, visited the scene and the body was sent to Sunamganj Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Jahangirnagar UP member, Md Abdul Majid, said: “The freedom fighter had two wives and six children. He could have committed suicide due to family problems.”
Sadar police station SI and IO of the incident, Pradip Kumar, said: “After the toilet lock was broken, we went inside and found Jalfu lying with a bottle of poison next to him.
“He drank the poison and committed suicide. The body was handed over to family members after autopsy,” the SI added.