A British citizen has been found dead in a residential hotel in Uttara on Thursday.
Confirming the incident, Uttara East Police Station Officer-in-Charge Jahirul Islam told The Business Post that the deceased was identified as Dugald Finlayson, 60, who arrived in Bangladesh on a business visa and checked in Marino Hotel on September 20.
Police sources said that on Thursday morning, a friend of the British man came to visit and knocked on the door. After not getting a response, the friend informed the hotel authorities who opened the door with their key and saw him lying in the en suite, the OC said.
A team of police arrived at the location on information and found Dugald unconscious inside the en suite of Room number 108 at around 10:00am. He was rushed to a private hospital nearby where the doctors declared him dead.
Quoting the hotel authorities, the official also said the British national had his dinner last night.
Jahirul also said that primarily they suspected that Dugald might have had a heart attack or brain stroke. The body was sent to the Dhaka Medical College morgue for autopsy, and the actual cause of death will be known after getting the report.
"Dugald visited several times in Bangladesh with a business visa. However, we have yet to confirm what type of business he was involved in," the OC said.