Police yesterday started investigating the murder case filed by Raudha’s father Mohamed Athif with a Rajshahi court, over the death of the Maldivian medical student and model.
Meanwhile, Athif has termed false the probe report of the Rajshahi Islami Bank Medical College that claimed the 21-year-old girl had committed suicide. He said such a report might affect the investigation.
Raudha Athif, a 2nd-year MBBS student at the college in Rajshahi city, was found dead at her dormitory room on March 29.
Following primary investigation, police said they suspected it was a suicide case. Later, the autopsy report confirmed it.
However, Raudha’s family members rejected the report. They have been insisting that the Vogue cover girl was murdered.
On Monday, Athif filed the murder case with a metropolitan magistrate court in Rajshahi against one of the classmates of his daughter. The accused is also a foreign student.
Directed by the court, Shah Makhdum police recorded the case and assigned Inspector Anwar Hossain to investigate it.
Anwar, also the officer-in-charge (investigation) of the police station, visited Raudha’s dormitory and talked to the hostel and college authorities yesterday.
He also talked to the forensic experts who performed the autopsy on Raudha’s body at Rajshahi Medical College morgue.
“I am giving top priority to the case. I hope to complete the investigation in the quickest possible time,” he told this correspondent.
Meanwhile, the accused student was admitted to the college hospital for a day after she had complained about Insomnia, said Maruf Hossain, medicine ward registrar at the hospital.
She was admitted there on Tuesday morning and released yesterday noon, he said.
The investigating officer visited her at the hospital, said the college sources.
On the day of Raudha’s death, the college authorities filed an unnatural death case with Shah Makhdum police, claiming she committed suicide. The case remains unregistered before a court of executive magistrate as of yesterday.
APPEAL OF RAUDHA’S FATHER
Raudha’s father Athif rejected the college’s probe report that claimed his daughter had committed suicide.
He said the report was prepared, and then published just two days after the murder case was filed “just to divert and mislead the investigation”.
Athif, who has been in Rajshahi since March 30, also questioned the inclusion of Prof Emdadur Rahman in the three-member medical board that performed autopsy on his daughter’s body.
Prof Emdadur works at the college which has been terming Raudha’s death a suicide case, he said.
“You can’t really depend on the autopsy report when it is prepared by someone in question.”
“I am not vindictive. I just want to know how my daughter died. I want to bring her killer [s] to book,” he added.