Microcredit defaulter commits suicide after killing daughter

Staff Correspondent

A man killed himself by stabbing in the abdomen after slaughtering his 18-month daughter at their house at Barachyala village under Bhaluka in Mymensingh on early Tuesday as he reportedly became mentally sick due to pressure from different non-governmental organisations for repaying high-interest loans.
Local people and police officials said rickshaw-van puller Jamil Hosasain, 35, entered the prayer room adjacent to his room at
morning after having tea and biscuits and locked it from inside.
After a while, the family members rushed to the room hearing screaming of his daughter Rabeya Khatun aged one year and a half.
They broke open the door and found the throat-slit body of Rabeya and the body Jamil with a knife pierced in the abdomen, the locals said.
Jamil’s father Nur Mohammad said that Jamil borrowed from three non-governmental organisations – Grameen Bank, ASPADA Paribesh Unnayan Foundation and Basic Unit for Resources and Opportunities of Bangladesh – on high interests and failed to repay the loans because of high interests. He became mentally sick due to pressure for the NGOs for repaying the loans.
Nur said that Jamil used to say that he would take his daughter with him if he died.
Bhaluka police station officer-in-charge Mamunur Rashid said that their primary investigation revealed that Jamil killed himself after killing his daughter because of mental sickness.
ASPADA Paribesh Unnayan Foundation executive director Md Abdur Rashid said that he did not know about the incident and they did not provide any lone to people having loans borrowed from other organisations.
‘The rate of our loan recovery is over 99 per cent and we need not to use pressure to recover loans,’ he said.
Basic Unit for Resources and Opportunities of Bangladesh’s Kachina unit manager, Hasanuzzaman, made similar statement.
Officials of the local unit of Grameen Bank could not be contacted immediately for comments.

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