COX’S BAZAR: A couple in love committed suicide by hanging themselves at Chhankholapara village in Maheshkhali upazila on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Insan Uddin Prokash Kala Chan, 35, son of Bacha Miah and Sharmina Akter, 29, wife of Saudi Arabia expatriate Faridul Alam, both residents of the village. Hoanak union parishad chairman Mostafa Kamal said Sharmina, mother of two children, had long been involved in an extra-marital relationship with Insan.
However, their families continued to refuse their affair and warned them repeatedly. Locals found the bodies of Insan and Sharmina hanging from the same rope early in the morning and informed police, said officer-in-charge of Maheshkhali Police Station Babul Chandra Banik.
Police recovered the bodies and sent them to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy around 8.00am. — UNB