A primary school head teacher took his own life in Chattogram's Karnaphuli upazila Wednesday after suffering a swift decline in his mental health, police said.
Joy Chatterjee, 52, from Char Patharghata union of the upazila had been head teacher at Charlakhya Government Primary School.
Being deep in debt, living alone, and the death of his mother triggered an immense amount of pressure on the teacher.
"This was not the first time that the head teacher had tried to end his life. He had tried to commit suicide before by jumping into the River Karnafuli a few years ago," Md Dulal Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Karnaphuli Police Station, said.
"However, this time Joy was found hanged in his rented flat. Police recovered the body and sent it to the hospital for an autopsy."