A trader from Kushtia has reportedly attempted suicide by setting himself on fire on the National Press Club premises on Monday.
The person has been identified as Gazi Anis, former president of Kushtia district unit Chhatra League, Bayzidur Rahman, assistant commissioner of Ramna zone, told The Business Standard. Anis was rushed to Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute.
Shahbagh Police Station Officer-in-Charge Moudut Hawlader told TBS, "About two months ago, the man had formed a human chain claiming that a mircocredit company owed him around Tk1.26 crore. On Monday afternoon, he shockingly set himself on fire."
According to sources, a company named Henolux Group owed Anis over Tk1 crore. He came to the Press Club to hold a press conference to address the matter. Later, he set himself on fire at the badminton playground of the Press Club around 5pm.
Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery Coordinator Dr Samanta Lal Sen said Anis had burns on different parts of his body.