Private univ students rally against Rubaiya’s death

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:18, Dec 07,2019


Stamford University students bring out a procession at Siddheshwari in Dhaka on Friday demanding justice for Rubaiya Sharmin Rumpa who was found dead in Siddheshwari area on Wednesday night. — Apu Abdullah

Students of Stamford University Bangladesh on Friday went out on demonstrations at Siddheshwari in Dhaka demanding justice for the alleged murder of their fellow Rubaiya Sharmin Rumpa on Wednesday.

Police found the body of Rumpa, 21, a second year student of English at Stamford University, between two high-rises at Siddheshwari area, just opposite to Criminal Investigation Department headquarters.

Immediately, her body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for post mortem examination as unidentified body. Later her family members identified the body as Rumpa, daughter  of Rakon Uddin, an inspector of the police posted in Habiganganj.

Rubaiyat used to live with her family members at Shantibagh in the capital.

Dhaka Medical College forensic department head Sohel Mahmud said the victim fell from height and died.

Ramna police officer-in-charge Manirul Islam said they were not sure whether she was killed or the incident was a suicide.

Demonstrating student alleged the victim might be killed after she was raped.

Police said after post mortem examination report they could be sure about many things of the incident.

Manirul said the police was investigating the cause of the death and people behind it.   

A murder case was filed by Ramna police sub-inspector Abul Khayer following the incident soon after the body was recovered as unidentified.

Bangladesh Chhatra Union in a statement on Friday protested at the incident and demanded justice for Rubaiya.

In the statement Chhatra Union’s private university unit president Tamzid Hayder and general secretary Himadri Shekhar threaten for tougher movement if justice was not ensured.

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