Mystery shrouds over university student's death falling from Dhanmondi building

28 February 2021
Mystery shrouds over university student's death falling from Dhanmondi building


Staff Reporter :
Mystery shrouds over the death of a university student after falling from the rooftop of a building in Dhaka's Dhanmondi area on Friday.
Family members suspect that Tajrian Mostafa Moumita, a student of Asia Pacific University in Malaysia, was pushed off the six-storey building.
Police, however, said they are investigating the death and are yet to reach a position to talk on the incident.    "We have collected CCTV footage of nearby places and interrogated several persons. We got some information. We are investigating it," said Shazzadur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Ramna Division Police.
The body was lying in front of the building yesterday evening and doctors at a private hospital in Green Road area declared her dead after she was rushed there around 6:30pm.
Later, the body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Dr Sohel Mahmud, head of forensic medicine department at DMCH, told reporters that she died after the fall. Replying a question, he also said that it is not clear that the victim was raped or not. We collected the viscera and blood sample for examination. After getting a report we can say.
Victim's father Kamal Mostafa Shamim said they used to live in Malaysia but returned to Dhaka due to Covid-19 fallout and started staying in the building.
Son of a flat owner used to harass the girl and her mother complained to his parents. But instead of taking any steps, they reacted sharply to the complaint and asked them to keep the girl confined at home, deceased's father alleged.
Police will get information if they interrogate the youth, he said.
Shamim claimed that someone pushed his daughter off from the building's rooftop causing her untimely death.     
The victim's cousign Jisan said that yesterday (Friday) at 4:30pm Moumita went to the rooftop. Few minutes later they heard a loud sound and her body was lying in front of the building. They immediately rushed her to the hospital and the doctor declared her dead.
Kalabagan Police officer incharge (OC) Poritosh Chanda said that they detained a youth for questioning. But he refrained from providing further information regarding the integration.
Dhaka Mtropolitan Police (DMP) Assistant Commissioner (New Maket zone) Abul Hasan told The New Nation that the victim's family is yet to file any case. They will file the case after burrial of the body.
Asked about the alligation of the family, this official said that they started the investigation taking all clues in consideration.

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