A 45-year-old man from Kushtia who set himself on fire in front of the National Press Club on Monday to protest a company’s alleged refusal to pay his dues, succumbed to his injuries early on Tuesday morning.
Kazi Anis, a vendor on contract from Kushtia's Kumarkhali upazila, who was kept on life support at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery died at 6am, said Bacchu Mia, inspector in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police outpost.
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Kazi Anis took the extreme step at 5pm on Monday "out of frustration" after Henolux, the company, refused to settle his dues of Tk1.26 crore, according to some journalists.
Journalists and law enforcers present at the scene poured water on him and rushed him to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in a critical condition.
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Anis had suffered 85 percent burns, according to doctors.