Police awaits autopsy report on Muniya’s ‘suicide’ at Gulshan apartment
April 30th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Police awaits autopsy report on Muniya’s ‘suicide’ at Gulshan apartment

by Staff Correspondent in Dhaka;

Police have been inspecting evidences confiscated after the mysterious death of a college girl at a Gulshan apartment, considering it a case of suicide as the victim’s post mortem report is yet to reach the investigators.

The body of Mosharat Jahan Muniya, a 21-year-old girl and a student of a college in Dhaka, was recovered from the apartment on Monday night followed by the filing of a case with local police station accusing Sayem Sobhan Anvir, the Managing Director of Basundhara Group, for instigating the suicide.

Police, however, could not arrest the lone accused in the case despite a Dhaka court imposed a ban on his foreign trip. The immigration authorities were also informed about the court’s decision, said the investigators.

Meanwhile, a High Court bench on Tuesday turned down conducting a hearing on a petition by Sayem Sobhan’s lawyers for anticipatory bail in the case as the Supreme Court suspended hearing of all such petitions for an indefinite period.

Police are still suspecting the incident as a suicide based on personal notes written by the victim on her personal diaries, which were confiscated on Tuesday.

Deputy Commissioner of Gulshan Zone police Sudip Chandra Chakraborti said circumstantial evidence suggest it was a suicide and the investigators took that line to unearth the mystery.

But Nusrat Jahan, the plaintiff of the case, mentioned in her Frist Information Report that Muniya was found hanging from the ceiling fan at her room. Her legs were found slightly bend touching her bed. She accused Sayem Sobhan of alluring Muniya to get married. Instead of marrying he threatened her, she mentioned in the case adding that investigation would reveal whether Muniya was murdered or she committed suicide.

The investigators, however, said they will have to wait until the post mortem report is available.

Police stated in the initial inquiry report made at time of the recovering the body that Muniya’s nose was normal, eyes closed, nearly half inch of her tongue having slight saliva was trapped between her teeth, a black spot on left side of her neck, hands were half fist, reddish liquid flowing through her genital and her rectum was normal.

The recovery of the body from the apartment caused an outcry on social media with many netizens condemning it. They wanted Sayem Sobhan to be taken to task.

Hailed from Kumilla district Muniya, a second year student of a college in Dhaka, had been living alone in the apartment, where Sayem was a regular visitor. Previously, they lived in an apartment in Banani where they identified them as spouses. They had been in a relation for more than two years, according to the case filed with the Gulshan police station.