The High Court on Thursday asked the Home Ministry and the country's telecom regulator to remove the video of actor Riaz Ahmed's father-in-law Abu Mohsin Khan committing suicide from all social media platforms within six hours.
A division bench of justices Farah Mahbub and SM Moniruzzaman also barred all TV channels from airing the video, during a virtual hearing. The court also sought a report on the matter from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission by February 9.
The court's direction came in the wake of senior Supreme Court advocate AKM Faiz bringing the matter to its notice this morning.
On Wednesday, actor Riaz's father-in-law Abu Mohsin Khan live-streamed his suicide on Facebook as he shot himself in the head. The businessman talked about his loneliness and several other miseries of his life before pulling the trigger.
Dhanmondi police station officer-in-charge Ikram Ali Mia told the media that Abu Mohsin used his own licensed gun to commit suicide at his residence in Dhaka.