Rumpa’ Death

Autopsy report finds no evidence of rape

Staff Correspondent

15 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The autopsy on Stamford University student Rubaiyat Sharmin Rumpa, who was found dead on a Dhaka street recently, did not find any evidence of rape.

Sohel Mahmud, chief of the forensic department at Dhaka Medical College

Hospital, made the disclosure after receiving a partial report on the post-mortem examination on Saturday.

But it is likely to take a few more days to release the full report, he said.

Rumpa was found dead in an alley behind Ayesha Shopping Complex. Police came to know her identity the next day.

Investigators are waiting for the forensic report and other circumstantial evidences in order to reach a conclusion over death of the student.

“Two other reports are pending. We will submit the full autopsy report after talking to the investigation officers, considering the overall circumstances,” Sohel said.         

The authorities will be able to conclude whether Rumpa was murdered or died by suicide once the full report is out, he said.

Students and teachers of Stamford University subsequently launched protests demanding a proper investigation into the death of Rumpa.

One of Rumpa’s classmates told a TV station that Rumpa had been seeing

Police arrested suspect Abdur Rahman Saikat, a BBA student of Adamjee Cantonment College.