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Report on Raudha's death rejected by family

Nov 17, 2019

Male (Maldives) Nov 17: The family of Raudha Athif has rejected the investigative report prepared by the Presidential Commission on Murders and Enforced Disappearance on her death.
Raudha, a second-year student at Islami Bank Medical College of Bangladesh, was found dead in her room at the women's hostel of the college in Nawdapara area of Rajshahi city on 29th March 2017. Her body was found hanging from the ceiling fan with a scarf tied to the neck on. Following primary investigation, police had said it appeared to be a suicide case.
While the report prepared by the commission concludes Raudha's death to be a suicide, Raudha's father Dr. Mohamed Athif has refused to accept the findings of the report, stating that he provided the commission with forensic evidence that supports Raudha was strangled to death.
"Therefore, this report cannot be accepted by the family," Dr. Athif tweeted.
Although Raudha's family claims foul play, Bangladesh authorities that investigated her death remained unconvinced saying that the circumstantial evidence at the scene also suggested that it was a case of suicide.
While Raudha's family refuses to accept the Commission's report, family of former Ungoofaru MP and religious scholar Dr Afrasheem Ali has also rejected the investigative report prepared by the commission on the former MP's murder.
Source: avas.mv