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Female medical student found dead

Staff Correspondent

18 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A female student of a foreign medical college was found dead at her residence in Gulshan of the capital on Saturday.        

She was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her room in the morning. The deceased was identified as Faria Haider, 21, daughter of Alam Haider. The body was kept at the morgue of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for autopsy, said Inspector Bacchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.

Alam Haider said Faria was a first year student of a medical college in Malaysia. She returned to Bangladesh due to Covid-19 and took part in classes online. She had been frustrated after returning from Malaysia, he said.

Alam Haider said his daughter went to sleep after having dinner on Friday night. On Saturday morning, we found her hanging from a ceiling fan in her room. 

Faria was rushed to a local hospital and later to DMCH where the doctors declared her dead around 9:00am, he added.