K. Male' | Rushdha Rasheed | 06-April-2017 | Thursday 02:26 | rushdhar | Report | 4,503
Raudha Athif’s death was a sudden shock to the nation. The blue-eyed beauty’s sudden demise brought about many questions. Her father Dr. Mohamed Athif had the most questions. He says he was informed of her death around 1.30 pm on March 29th. He and Raudha’s family immediately left to Bangladesh. When he first saw her body, he noticed many irregularities.
“I inspected the medico-legal signs on Raudha’s body not only as her father but as a doctor with enough medical knowledge. I also did my medical studies in India and during my M.B.B.S at Bhopal Medical College I also studied and got trained in Forensic medicine & toxicology for 18 months as part my M.B.B.S course,” Raudha’s father said to Raajje.mv
“When I left mortuary I got enough preliminary findings to point that the death of my daughter points to a homicidal case. All our twelve members’ team saw the marks on her body. We all saw the so called “ligature mark”. Apart from this there were signs of manual strangulation with hand on her neck. The bruising caused by strangulation are clearly visible on her neck. We all saw the exact mark its color and appearance,” he added.
After the visit to the mortuary the team left for Raudha’s hostel. Even though all students agreed that they had forcefully entered the room, there were no such signs in the room. It was a small room. There were discarded scraps of vegetables on a cutting board. The food she cooked for the next day was still on the stove, covered. The mirror on her cupboard and broom were broken. A single box supported a broken bed; it could be related to the death or not. All this increased Dr. Athif’s suspicions.
“I took a statement from one of her batchmates Ms. Seerath who was the first student in her block to find Raudha hanging. She told me that morning when she came to meet Raudha and found her room’s door was locked from inside and after knocking the door few times and when there was no response from inside she peeped through a gap (about 10mm) on Raudha’s room door and saw her hanging from the ceiling fan with a blue colored shawl,” he said.
“Then she screamed and started running to inform some other senior students and the warden and about some fifteen students gathered outside Raudha’s room (Room no 209) and forcefully broke the door and entered the room and loosed Raudha from the hanging noose and kept her on the bed. By that time Rajshahi Police also visited the room with some local media crew,” he reported.
Dr. Athif is of the opinion that Raudha was not so weak hearted to commit suicide.
He shared additional details that gave credence to this. She had wanted to switch universities, move to Perth, Australia. Raudha had shared this with her aunt, via viber, which RaajjeMV has obtained. The family had also made plans to move her to Australia after the exams.
“She was doing very well in her college semester exams and even got top marks in some of the subjects. She was preparing for her first prof M.B.B.S exam and after completing her final exam 1st prof M.B.B.S we have all plan to transfer her to Perth, Australia for her medical education. Her paternal aunt Fathimath Lubna has made so many arrangements for her in this regard. Raudha has no emotional issues or health issues and she is a happy self-confident intelligent student who always look forward to work as a medical doctor,” Athif added.
If indeed her death was a suicide, then Dr. Athif said he needed answers to the following questions to believe that her death is suicide:
In spite of the autopsy, these questions remained unanswered. If she had committed suicide, what was her reasoning? If she was in fact murdered, why was she murdered? And why the elaborate charade to make it look like a suicide?
What’s clear is that there is negligence in the investigation and the events following it.
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