Vogue’s Cover Girl Murdered For Wearing ‘JEANS’ In A Muslim College In Bangladesh
Have you seen the the October 2016 Issue of Vogue India that celebrated diversity along with its 9th anniversary?
Well, this might remind you!
But everything about this memory is heartbreaking! The girl on the extreme left, yes, the one with aqua eyes is no more and her reason for death is shocking!
Raudha Atif, a 20-year-old Muslim girl from Maldives who was studying in Bangladesh, was found hanging in her dorm room on March 29.
She was a medical student at Islami Bank Medical College in Rajshahi city, Bangladesh.
Reports claim that the Bangladesh government performed an autopsy and ruled her death a suicide. But according to the family of the model, it was a cold-blooded mirror. Her father tweeted,
Maldivian medical student and my daughter Raudha Athif did not commit sucide.She was murdered at her hostel room.I ve the facts
— Dr.Mohamed Athif (@athifMohd) April 4, 2017
Her brother Rayyan Athif, 18, believes his sister was murdered and her death was staged as a suicide. Rayyan said:
“Raudha was a happy girl with a bright future and a promising career ahead of her. She was friendly, light-hearted and full of life. Her friends and family find it impossible to believe that she would take her own life.
There have been a series of murders in Bangladesh which have been staged to look like suicides and Islamic extremists have been suspected to be behind these atrocities.”
He also added that she was targeted because she was a public figure who defied religious bullying, hate and crimes pertaining to the same.
He believes Raudha, who was a Muslim, was targeted because she was a public figure who defended victims bullied over religious controversies.
Rayyan said: “Raudha was a strong woman, she would not back down and stood up for herself and for others. It could have made extremists boil up inside with anger.
“Her style of clothing was branded as ‘immodest’ and ‘un-Islamic’ even though she adhered to the dress code in the college premises by wearing a veil covering her face.
“But she was criticised for wearing jeans and was repeatedly told she couldn’t wear it at the Muslim college – which has a lot of extremist connections and support. Other students have also been subjected to this type of bullying.”
Rayyan also claims Raudha told the family someone mixed sleeping tablets in her drink just weeks before her death.
Her friends and family find it impossible to believe that she would take her own life.
“Her style of clothing was branded as ‘immodest’ and ‘un-Islamic’. She was criticised for wearing jeans and was repeatedly told she couldn’t wear it at the Muslim college – which has a lot of extremist connections and support. Other students have also been subjected to this type of bullying.
We’ve seen her bruised body, her tightly held fists and hand marks on her neck as if somebody strangled her. When we raised these issue with the police, they dismissed it.”
God knows what’s true but we have lost a bright girl with this inhumane act!