Police constable shoots himself dead in Panchagarh

A police constable reportedly shot himself dead while on duty in front of Sonali Bank police box in Panchagarh town on Thursday night.The deceased Firoj Ahmed, 27, son of Abu Sayeed of Dinajpur’s Nawabganj upazila, joined the Panchagarh Sonali Bank guard duty on July 31.Quoting colleagues of the deceased, officer-in-Charge (OC) of Panchagarh Sadar Police Station Abdul Latif Mia said Firoz committed suicide by shooting himself in the throat with his own rifle while on duty at the main branch of Panchagarh Sonali Bank in the district on Thursday night.

Colleagues took him to Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital where duty doctor declared him dead around 2:30am. The body will be handed over to the family after autopsy, the official said.Police sources said Firoz was talking to his wife over mobile phone and one stage he became agitated and shot himself.

Senior police officials, including Superintendent of Police SM Sirajul Huda, rushed to Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital.

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