A resident student of Dhaka University’s Ziaur Rahman Hall died after falling from the 6th floor of Jamuna block of Bijoy Ekattor Hall.
Officer-in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police outpost Bacchu Mia confirmed the death.
The deceased Kazi Firoz was a student of Chinese language, of 2019-20 academic session.
He stayed in room 203 of Ziaur Rahman Hall of Dhaka University.
According to Firoz’s roommate, Bin Yamin, “Firoz had been frustrated for a while. We always tried to cheer him up. Yesterday, he came to room around 10:30 pm, prayed, and asked if he owed us money.”
“When he was leaving the room, he seemed quite depressed. I was determined to talk to him after his return. But after five minutes, I heard from nearby Bijoy Ekattor Hall that someone had committed suicide,” he added.
“We immediately rushed there, and it was Firoz,” he said.
Firoz was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital but doctors there declared him dead.
A note was also recovered from his table.
The note reads: “Human beings live for dignity. If there is no dignity, life is meaningless... Mother, I’m sorry that I couldn’t keep my words.”
Firoz’s body is now at DMCH morgue. After post-mortem, the body will be sent to his hometown Gopalganj.
DU Proctor Prof Maksudur Rahman said, “The incident is heart-breaking. Hall authorities will primarily look into the case.”