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01:47 PM, December 14, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:16 PM, December 14, 2019

Rumpa's death: Evidence of rape not found, doctor says

The autopsy found no sign of rape on the body of Stamford University student Rubaiyat Sharmin Rumpa, a doctor of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital said today.

They will send a report to the police on Sunday after primarily analysing findings of a postmortem report, Dr Sohel Madmud, head of Forensic Medicine Department of DMCH, said.

Rumpa, a second-year English student at Stamford, was found dead in an alley behind Ayesha Shopping Complex. Police learned of her identity the next day.

Investigators are waiting for the forensic report and other circumstantial evidence in order to reach a conclusion over Rumpa’s death.

The Detective Branch (DB) of police collected several clips of footage of the 11-storey Ayesha Shopping Complex and surrounding areas to track Rumpa’s whereabouts before her death on Wednesday.

“We’re trying to track where she [Rumpa] went after leaving home around 6:45pm that day,” Shamsul Arefin, additional deputy commissioner (Ramna Zone) of DB, told The Daily Star.

After conducting her autopsy on December 5, Dr Mahmud told reporters that the deceased’s hands, legs, waist and spinal cord were fractured.

Different agencies are investigating the murder case filed with Ramna Police Station. The case was shifted to DB on December 7.

On the next day, Saikat was arrested and placed on a four-day remand in connection with Rumpa’s death.

Saikat was a BBA student at Stamford University. But after one semester, he transferred to a college under National University because of a family crisis, he claimed to this newspaper before his arrest.

Police said they could not yet say whether it was a murder or suicide.

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