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Stamford University students protest fellow’s death

Published: December 06, 2019 17:55:39 | Updated: December 07, 2019 11:37:48


Students of Dhaka's Stamford University have launched a protest seeking justice over the alleged murder of fellow student Rubaiyat Sharmin Rumpa.

On Friday, more than 50 students formed a human chain along the main entrance of the university in Siddheshwari, said Ramna Police Station Inspector Mahfuzul Haque Bhuiyan.

They also brought out a procession and marched towards Viqarunnisa Noon School and College demanding a proper investigation into the circumstances of Rumpa's death.

Police recovered the body on an alley of Siddheswari Circular Road behind Ayesha Complex opposite the Criminal Investigation Department headquarters of police in Malibagh on Wednesday night.

It was initially presumed that she fell down from a building, according to bdnews24.com.

Rumpa, a student of the university's English Department, used to live in the capital's Shantibagh with her mother and brother while her father was a policeman posted in Habiganj.

A case has been started at Ramna Police Station over the incident.

Rumpa had gone out on Wednesday leaving her mobile phone at home, Ramna Police Station SI Abul Khair told the aforementioned agency. The marks on her body indicate she fell from height, according to the OC.

Police handed over the body to the family on Thursday following an autopsy. They are awaiting the results of the examination for further insight into her death.

“We’re investigating how she died and how the body reached the scene,” said Ramna Police Station chief Monirul Islam.

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