Students, teachers demand justice for Rumpa | The Daily Star
05:17 PM, December 06, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:16 AM, December 07, 2019

Students, teachers of Stamford University demand justice for Rumpa

Students and teachers of Stamford University today staged a demonstration demanding justice for one of their fellows, Rubaiya Sharmin Rumpa, whose body was found in Siddheshwari area of Dhaka on Wednesday.

Locals suspect Rumpa, 21, died after falling from a building as they heard a sound before they found her body on the street.

On the other hand, police said the reason behind her death could not be known immediately.

The students, who believe that Rumpa was murdered, formed a human chain in front of the main gate of the university around 11:30am today.

Later, the students and teachers brought out a procession in Siddheshwari area.

In the human chain, the protesters today demanded exemplary punishment of those responsible for the death.

The protesting students and teachers of the university were seen holding various placards, demanding proper investigation into the death.

The procession began from Siddheshwari area and it ended on Baily Road after parading different city streets.

SM Shamim, assistant commissioner (Ramna Zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said the reason behind the death is still unknown.

“Police are yet to know the reason why the girl came in Malibagh area. We could not identify the building from which she fell off,” he said.

Police are investigating, he said adding that they have already collected CCTV footages from the area and those are being scrutinised.

Yesterday, Sohel Mahmud, head of Dhaka Medical College’s forensic medicine department, told The Daily Star that hands, legs, waist and spinal cord of the victim were fractured.

Rumpa, who used to live in Shantibagh area with her mother and brother, was missing since Wednesday evening.

Rumpa’s father Rokon Uddin is a police officer posted in Habiganj, according to police.

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