‘Failing to pay loan instalment’, woman kills self
Sirajganj: A housewife has committed suicide by burning herself at West Khas Kaulia village of Chouhali upazila reportedly for failing to pay the instalment of loan taken from an NGO.
The deceased is Jarina Khatun, 28, wife of a day labourer, Abdur Rauf, of the village.
Sub-inspector of Chauhali Police Station Moktar Hossain said Jarina took a loan of Tk 20,000 from the NGO but she failed to manage regular instalments on several occasions.
Jarina set her alight after her husband left home on Saturday following an argument over the loan instalment, he said.
Noticing the fire, the neighbours rescued her and took her to Upazila Health Complex where she was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
However, Jarina died on the way to DMCH around 1am on Sunday.