An 18-year-old youth, whose dream was to become a cricketer, took his own life at his house in EPZ area of Chattogram, having failed to endure acute poverty.
The deceased was identified as Sagar Majumdar, son of Nayan Majumdar of the city. He was a class XI student of Islamia University College in the city.
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Sagar committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his house in the absence of family members on Thursday night, said police.
Later, he was rushed to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) where the doctor declared him dead around 11pm.
The body was kept in CMCH morgue for an autopsy, Sadekur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Pachlaish police station.
Family sources said Sagar's dream was being a cricketer. But he got mentally ill as his family had to fight with poverty due to his father’s illness.
The OC said they suspect Sagar to have committed suicide. “However, details can be known after an autopsy.”
Suicidal tendency among students
Bangladesh reports 70% more deaths from suicide than Covid-19, according to a recent study by Aachol Foundation, a student oriented non-profit social organization, published on March 14, last year.
Some 61.2 percent of young people, aged 18-25, have been suffering from depression during the pandemic, and among them 3.7 percent have attempted suicide, as per the study.