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Businessman who set himself on fire dies

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Published: 09:06, 5 July 2022   Update: 09:56, 5 July 2022
Businessman who set himself on fire dies

Gazi Anis, a businessman who set himself on fire in front of the National Press Club in an attempt to commit suicide, has died.The businessman died around 6.15am on Tuesday while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.

SM Ayub Hossain, a resident surgeon of the institute, said 90 per cent of his body was burnt. He was in a critical condition, and he was put on life support.

Gazi Anis, 50, set himself on fire in front of the National Press Club in an attempt to commit suicide as he was not receiving money owed to him.

He hailed from Panti village of Kumarkhali in Kushtia. He was involved in the contracting business.

According to sources, Henolux company owed him Tk 12.6 million, but were not paying him the money.

Earlier, he had protested by means of a human chain, but to no avail. On Monday, he set himself on fire.

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