The murder case of Maldivian medical student and model Raudha Athif was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department Thursday (13th April).
Tanveer Haider Chowdhury, deputy commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police, said police headquarters in Dhaka faxed the order in the afternoon.
Raudha, 21, a second-year student of Islami Bank Medical College in Rajshahi, was found dead in her dormitory room on March 29.
On the same day, Rajshahi police filed an unnatural death case with Shah Makhdum Police Station and later, assigned Inspector Rashidul Islam of the Detective Branch to investigate the case.
Police inquest and autopsy reports ruled that Raudha “committed suicide”. But, her father Mohamed Athif rejected the reports and filed the murder case with a Rajshahi court against one of her classmates on Monday.
Inspector Anwar Ali Tuhin of the police station, who began investigating into the murder case, met Rashidul Islam Thursday.
Meanwhile, the court of Rajshahi Metropolitan Magistrate Kudrat-e-Khoda granted Inspector Anwar’s petition for sending Raudha’s phone and laptop to the CID’s IT forensic laboratory in Dhaka.
Contacted, Raudha’s father Mohamed Athif said he went to the police station and spoke to Anwar about his complaints and queries regarding the murder.