Prothom Alo illustration

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested the managing director (MD) of Amin manufacturing company, Nurul Amin, and his wife Fatima Amin in the case filed over the death of Gazi Anisur Rahman by setting himself on fire in front of the National Press Club.

Fatima Amin is the director of the company.

They were arrested on Tuesday from the capital's Uttara, confirms a release from RAB’s legal and media wing.

Earlier, Nazrul Islam, brother of Anisur Rahman, lodged a lawsuit against them with Shahbagh police station on charges of provoking suicide.

Shahbagh police station officer-in-charge Mowdud Hawlader said it is stated in the case statement that Henolux company chairman and his wife owed a huge share of money to Gazi Anisur, but they didn’t pay him the money. Due to this, he committed suicide. The investigation is underway.

Anisur, 50, died at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery at around 6.15am on Tuesday, coordinator of the institute, Samantha Lal Sen, told Prothom Alo.

Samanta Lal Sen said Anisur was on life support as 90 per cent of his body was burnt.

He tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire in front of the National Press Club area around 5:00pm on Monday. Shahbagh police rescued him in critical condition and admitted him to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.

One of his friends said that he tried to commit suicide as he failed to recover the money owed to him.

Anisur's home is in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia. He is known to have been in the contracting business.

Md Ali, a friend of Kazi Anis, told Prothom Alo in the hospital that the 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. Today, Monday, he set himself on fire.

The phone number provided on the website of Henolux was found switched off when contacted for comments.