Bangladesh launches fifth probe into Maldivian model’s death

Raudha Athif, a medical student and Maldivian model, who was found dead in her hostel in Bangladesh: authorities have ruled her death a suicide according to the autopsy report but her family has raised suspicions that it was murder. PHOTO/INSTAGRAM

Bangladeshi police have launched another investigation into the death Raudha Athif, the Maldivian medical student and model who was found dead in her hostel room in Bangladesh last year.

According to The Daily Star news website, Bangladesh’s Police Bureau of Investigation commenced the new probe under a court order, which was issued late last December.

The police had earlier closed the case as suicide, stating that Raudha had killed herself over problems with her lover.

Raudha Athif was found “hanging” from the ceiling of her hostel room at Islami Bank Medical College and Hospital on March 29 last year. While the initial autopsy had declared it suicide, Raudha’s family had objected, insisting there were suspicions surrounding her death. They had filed a murder case, prompting authorities to exhume her body and conduct a second autopsy.

Raudha’s father had also objected to the results of the police investigation, declaring them unreliable. He had requested the court to reject the police’s submissions.

Meanwhile, the police had stated that the information they gained from Raudha’s mobile phone, laptop and other sources all tied in with the autopsy result which deemed her death a suicide. Police had maintained that Raudha had committed suicide amidst problems with her lover, a Maldivian studying in the UK.

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August 31, 2018 5:38 am

she was murdered, her supposed best friend knows what happened dn was involved imo. I hope both her and her family get justice

December 28, 2018 3:31 pm

The signs on the neck are not of a foulard, also other models are deat in the same place. Police is maschilist like their bad little minds..l is a murdered for serious thing…the glass in her room was broken she knews her murder. The Bangladesh police is corrupts and incompetent

January 10, 2019 10:41 pm

all the facts are crying about murder and the “justice” just laughs at the faces of her family-members “she did it all herself”.

i only can wish all of them to get personally involved at the same situation one day.


February 27, 2019 1:50 am

I believe she did not commit suicide. This is MURDER. Why should she commit suicide when she was so happy with everything. She did not seem unhappy. Obviously the police are lying.

Amber Shaw
Amber Shaw
March 16, 2019 8:47 pm

I think the women who “found” her and “broke diwn her door” murdered her because they were jealous of her.

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