A schoolboy and a university student have committed suicide over their families’ refusals to provide motorcycle, DSLR camera for them in Barishal and Jashore districts.
In Barishal, a 16-year-old schoolboy hanged himself at his house in the Brown compound of Barishal town on Friday noon as his parents refused to buy him a motorcycle.
The deceased was identified as Md Raiyan, son of Md Shahzada of the area. He was an SSC examinee of Barishal Zilla School, reports UNB.
The deceased’s father said Raiyan was a drug addict and he had been demanding a motorcycle for some days.
On Friday noon, he committed suicide by hanging himself as his parents didn’t buy him the motorcycle that he demanded.
Later, police recovered Raiyan's hanging body from his home in the city's Brown Compound on Friday afternoon.
Sultan Mahmud, Sub-inspector of Kotwali Model Police Station, said the body was sent to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
In another incident, a Rajshahi University student on Thursday night reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his village home at Jashore.
The deceased was identified as Imrul Kayes, a 3rd-year honor's student of the Mass Communication and Journalism department of Rajshahi University.
Imrul Kayes was a residential student of Sher-E-Bangla hall of the university and hailed from Ganganandapur village of Jhikargacha upazila of Jashore.
He was the eldest son of three siblings. His parents are employees of a private institution.
According to his classmates' statements, Imrul was mentally depressed. He was not satisfied with his life. Earlier, he was taken to a rehabilitation center for his unnatural behavior.
He demanded a DSLR camera from his parents but they didn't give it. Late at night, he hanged himself from a fan. The dead body was recovered by breaking the door.
Mass Communication and Journalism department chairman professor Mustak Ahmed said, "We are expressing condolences to his family on behalf of the department."
Imrul had been posting depressing messages on his Facebook wall for a few days.
He also mentioned 'suicide' in some of his posts.