Indian student 'killed' by compatriot
An Indian student of a private university in Chittagong city allegedly killed a fellow student of his country in Akbar Shah area of the port city early yesterday.
He later tried to kill himself by hanging.
The deceased is Ateef Sheikh, 25, son of Abdul Khalique of Guwahati of Assam in India.
The injured, who was rescued by his roommates, is Maisnam Winson Singh, son of Maisnam Menjor Singh of Imphal East of Manipur in India.
Both were fourth-year MBBS students of University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC).
Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Akbar Shah Police Station, said the incident took place at a flat on the fourth floor of a six-storey building at Lake View Society.
The building's caretaker Bashir Uddin said Ateef, Winson and one Gangmel Niraj, also from India -- rented the three-room flat two-and-a-half-year ago. Several months later, a female MBBS student of USTC of the same country, introducing her as Ateef's wife, started staying there.
The youths used to arrange parties with friends often in the flat. On Friday, they arranged a similar party where around eight people attended, said OC Alamgir.
Around 11:00pm, when the guests left the flat after the party ended, Niraj and the girl went to their respective rooms but Ateef and Winson started drinking liquor in Winson's room where the party was held, the OC quoted Niraj as saying.
When Niraj came out of his room to lock the main door of the flat around 12:00am, he found Winson's room locked from inside.
As none was responding form inside despite repeated knocks on the door, Niraj entered inside using a spare key and found Winson hanging from the ceiling and blood stained body of Ateef on the floor, said the OC quoting Niraj.
Niraj and the girl, with the help of fellows, rushed the duo to the USTC hospital immediately but the USTC medical authority suggested them to go to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) as it was a police case, said Alamgir.
Winson was admitted to CMCH but Ateef was declared brought dead around 1:00pm. Later, Winson was transferred to nearby Max Hospital as his condition started deteriorating, said the OC.
OC Alamgir said they found 15 wound marks of a sharp weapon on Ateef's body. After an autopsy, the body was handed over to the USTC authorities.
Police primarily suspected that following an altercation between the two in a drunken state, Winson might have stabbed Ateef to death and later tried to kill himself.
“Niraj and the girl are being quizzed”, said Alamgir, adding, others who attended the party will be interrogated later.
Deputy Commissioner (ADC-west zone) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) Farookul Haque said Winson will be interrogated after his condition improves.
“The incident was conveyed to Indian Assistant High Commission in Chittagong and the commission will take steps to contact the victim's family,” said the DC.
Filing of a case was underway with Akhber Shah Police Station in this connection, said OC Alamgir.