Life and Modeling
Raudha on the cover of Vogue India
Athif is originally from the city of Malé, the capital and most populous city of Maldives.
She was born in 1996.
In October 2016, Athif was featured with several other models on the cover of Vogue India for their "Diversity through Strength" issue. Although she achieved success in modeling, she viewed it as a hobby rather than a career. [undefined]
Raudha Athif in a Nike Pro Hijab Ad (March 7, 2017)
According to her father, Mohamed Athif, Raudha was also preparing for her school's final examination.
She wanted to become a doctor.
The last time Raudha was seen studying was on March 29 with Indian Kashmiri fellow second-year MBBS female student Seerat Parveen Mohammad around 12:30 am.
Athif's mother Aminath Muharrimath said she last talked to her daughter over the phone around 11:00 pm the night before she died.
During their conversation, her daughter told her that everything was alright.
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Najaa Faiz, a female student who stays in a room next to Athif's, said Raudha's death was shocking and unbelievable.
The two became friends since Athif went to the college in January last year.
“I remember her as a happy person.
She was an inspiration to so many people,” said Najaa shedding tears.
Najaa along with Athif and another friend made two swings under the shade of a mango tree inside their hostel dorm's premises in March.
Raudha used to tell them, “After I go back home, these [swings] will remain as a memory of us over here.
Girls will go to the shed, relax and think of us,” she had said as quoted by Najaa.
Cause of Death
Father Mohamed Athif's appeal for a fair investigation and justice for his daughter.
Rayyan Athif and his sister Raudha.
Without originally elaborating the reason behind their suspicion, Mohamed Athif, the father (and a physician), had said:
It's not suicide. I have seen the body and I don't think it is suicide [...] She as not a person who would commit suicide. Suicides are committed by those who suffer from depression... She was a very happy person. [undefined]
People provided questions that Dr. Mohamed Athif (Raudha's father and a physician trained in forensic medicine) wanted answers to several questions, including: [undefined]
Why were there clear abrasion marks of manual strangulation on her neck?
Why are the ligature strangulation marks so different from that of a shawl (prima facie or at first glance, 'apparent' hanging item) and why is its (the ligature marks) appearance not in line with that of an antemortem (before death) hanging?
Why Raudha prepared food for lunch that day if she was planning to commit suicide?
Raudha's brother, Rayyan, also does not believe that she committed suicide.
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Based on information extracted from her phone, Raudha had a heated argument with her boyfriend the night before her death, Bangladeshi authorities have revealed.
The Daily Star of Bangladesh quoted an official from The Detective Branch (DB) of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police who revealed that Raudha had a long conversation with her boyfriend on the night of March 28 which indicated that she was very angry and frustrated. [undefined]
Seerat Parveen Mohammad has been a close friend of Raudha's; the two were studying together in the early morning hours before Raudha was found departed from this life, the next day.
Sanjeev Bista, one of Raudha's classmates, said in her statement that her friend Raudha sent her a text message on March 9, stating that she would commit suicide ahead of the upcoming exam and later Raudha said she was only joking.
“When I heard about her suicide, I thought it was a joke.
Because I thought that a girl like her could not commit suicide,” Sanjeev wrote.
On April 18, 2017, a Rajshahi court ordered exhuming the body of Raudha for a fresh autopsy.
On April 24, a team of criminal investigators exhumed Raudha's body.
[undefined] By the next day, an independent three-person medical board confirmed that there was not enough evidence to rule that her death was not a suicide.
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