Dhaka: The father of a Maldivian model who was found dead in her college in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, last month has accused her best friend, a student from Kashmir, of murder, a media report said on Tuesday.
Muhammad Atif, father of Raudha Atif, lodged a case with the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Bangladesh on Monday afternoon accusing her daughter’s classmate Sirat Parveen Mahmud, 21, who hails from Kashmir, report published in Prothom Alo said.
In his complaint, Muhammad Atif mentioned that the classmate broke open the door of Raudha and lowered the hanging body. Atif wrote in the complaint that Sirat might have strangled Raudha.
Raudha, an MBBS second year student of Islami Bank Medical College in Rajshsahi, was found dead in her college dormitory room on March 29.
The college authorities had informed Shah Makhdum police station that Raudha committed suicide by hanging herself.
Sirat was one of Raudha’s closest friends at the dorm. They lived in adjacent rooms. According to her earlier testimony, she was the last person to see Raudha alive, Dhaka Tribune reported.
Atif said: “I am certain my daughter was murdered. There were fingerprints around her neck. From the looks of these prints, Raudha was choked to death by a right-handed person.
“If she had committed suicide, then why was her body taken down before the police arrived? This is a murder,” he is quoted as saying. (Agencies)