NU student suicides for national anthem

Aruna was a student of Islamic history at Kushtia Government Woman’s Degree College
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A third year honours student committed suicide on Wednesday after she was barred from participating in the national anthem event at her college in Shailakupa upazila of the district.

The deceased was Niharika Khatun Aruna, 23, daughter of Abdul Aziz of village Bijulia.

Aruna was a student of Islamic history at Kushtia Government Woman’s Degree College. She wanted to take part in the programme at her college scheduled for 11am.

Her father told the Dhaka Tribune that he had refused to allow her as there were household chores to do.

Miraj Hossain, an uncle of Aruna, filed an unnatural death case with Shailakupa police station, Officer-in-Charge Moniruzzaman Mollah said.

The plaintiff said: “As she was asked not to join the event, Aruna shut the door of her room and hanged from the ceiling with a scarf around 10am.”

She was buried at the village without a post mortem examination with the permission of the deputy commissioner, the OC said.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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