SAVAR (DHAKA): A youth, who became popular during rescue operation Rana Plaza collapse, set himself on fire in Birulia of Savar.
Nawshad Hasan Himu, aged 27, who earned some popularity as hero Himu, committed suicide at a rented house in Shyampur area of Birulia around 9 pm on Wednesday (April 24).
Himu, son of Sardar Abul Hossen, hailed from Babor village under Wazirpur upazila of Barisal. His friends and well-wishers used to call him Himaloy Himu.
“We visited the spot after hearing of the incident. So far, we’ve learnt that he didn’t mix with anyone. He would stay away from his parents too. We’re investigating his death,” Ajgar Ali, sub inspector of Savar Model police station, told Banglanews.
“Prima facie, he committed suicide. His body was sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital for autopsy,” SI also said.
Around 7:30 pm, Himu uploaded a post on his Facebook account, “I like fire ever since my childhood.”
BDST: 1639 HRS, APRIL 25, 2019