A girl found dead in the capital might be a rape victim

Dhaka, Dec 6 – A girl, found dead on Wednesday night in a lane on the Circular Road in Malibagh area of Dhaka might have been raped before being killed, said a forensic doctor after an autopsy on Friday.
Sohel Mahmud, head of the Dhaka Medical College Forensic Medicine Department, told reporters that her hands, legs, waist and spinal cord were fractured.“We initially think that she might have been raped but we are not sure about that. We have not received the full details yet. We kept in our mind that it might be a rape victim and for this, we have collected forensic details. The body was collected and sent to a forensic expert for further details,” he said.
The victim Rubaiya Sharmin Rumpa, 21, a second-year student of English Department of the Stamford University was a daughter of police inspector Rukan Uddin, said Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ramna Police Station.
‘We are not sure about rape but we are investigating this. There are three high-rise buildings, including a women’s hostel, next to the site, but no resident could identify her. The evidence has been collected, the case is under investigation.’ said the OC.
Rumpa’s father filed a case over the incident against unidentified assailants on Thursday.
The victim used to live with her mother and younger brother at the capital’s Shantibag area as her father Rukan Uddin is stationed as an in-charge of a police outpost in Habiganj.
Family members identified the body seeing her images in different media on Thursday, said police.
Meanwhile, students of Stamford University yesterday demanded proper investigation about Rumpa’s death. The students formed a human chain and protested the killing. The teachers also expressed their solidarity with the program.
Yesterday morning, they gathered on the Stamford University campus in Siddeshwari. They claimed that it was a planned murder. They also said all classes and exams also remain closed until the justice is done.
Bini Eamine Siam, a student of Stamford University told the reporters that they want justice of Rumpa’s unnatural death.
“We think she was not that type of girl who would commit suicide and initially we think that it was a planned murder. We will continue our protest peacefully,” he said adding that we want that authority will uncover the reason behind her death and justice will be done as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the burial process of Rumapa was completed in her ancestral home in Habiganj.
According to her uncle, on that day Rumpa went out from her home with an empty hand. Even she did not take her mobile and also walked with sleeper sandal.
However, the family members said that it was mysterious how Rumpa went to those buildings. They suspect that it was murder and friends of Rumapa did it?
Earlier, on Wednesday night Police recovered the body on an alley of Siddheswari Circular Road behind Ayesha Complex opposite to the Criminal Investigation Department headquarters of police in Malibagh.
She died after falling from a building, locals presume as they heard a sound before finding her lying on the street. – Staff Reporter