Young couple ‘commits suicide’ in Kushtia, Jhenaidah

Published: August 10, 2018 16:29:09 | Updated: August 10, 2018 18:07:19

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A young man and his lover allegedly committed suicide in sadar upazilas of Kushtia and Jhenaidah districts on Thursday.

The deceased were identified as Rokonuzzaman, a student of Finance and Banking Department of Islamic University and hailing from Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga and Munta Hena, a student of the same department and daughter of Ashraful Alam, chairman of AL-Hadith and Islamic Studies Department of Islamic University.

According to family sources and their classmates, Rokonuzzaman and Munta loved each other but their families did not agree to accept their relationship. Being failed to resolve the crisis, Munta committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house in Jhenaidah district town around 8 pm.

As soon as Rokonuzzaman heard the news of Munta's death, he committed suicide by jumping under a train at Moti Mia level crossing in Kushtia sadar upazila, said Abdul Aziz, officer-in-charge of Poradah GRP police station, UNB reported.

IU proctor Prof Dr M Mahbubar Rahman said, "We are trying to find out the main reason behind the suicide of the two students."

The university authorities expressed deep shock at the demise of the two students.

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