DU student’s death in washroom: Inquest report unveiled
Published: 06:06 PM, 7 June 2021 Updated: 06:10 PM, 7 June 2021
Israt Jahan Tusti, a second-year student of the English Department of Dhaka University (DU); File Photo
Israt Jahan Tusti, a second-year student of the English Department of Dhaka University (DU), was buried at Nilkanthpur village in Sukhari UP No. 7 of Atpara Upazila in Netrokona on Monday morning. Earlier on Sunday morning, her body was retrieved from the Azimpur Staff Quarters in the capital. Before her burial, the on-duty police unveiled her inquest report at the morgue of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
According to the inquest report, Tushti was wearing a red half-sleeved vest and navy blue trousers after being brought to the morgue. Her eyes and mouth were half-open, the tongue was slightly bitten by the teeth. Chest, abdomen, back, waist to legs were normal. Both hands were half-fisted. There were old spots on the left elbow and left side of the back.
After the autopsy, Tusti’s body was taken from the DMCH morgue to Netrokona at around 3 pm. Her Namaz-e-Janaza was scheduled to be held in front of the central mosque of Dhaka University (DU) at 3 pm, however, it was not possible due to hostile weather.
Safayet Ahmed, a third-year student in the Anthropology Department at DU, is involved in the whole process of taking Tusti to the hospital in an unconscious state.
“Tusti was soaked in the rain when she went to the store on Saturday afternoon. She already had asthma and breathing problems,” he said, informing that Tusti did not leave the house later as she was feeling unwell. Her body was later recovered from the washroom.
Bachchu Mia, in-charge inspector of the police camp at DMCH, said the on-duty doctor declared the DU student dead when the fire service personnel rescued her from the washroom of the staff quarters and brought her to the hospital.
“It was very hard for us. The incident happened before another incident (DU student Hafizur’s death after taking LSD drug) was over,” said DU Proctor Professor Dr. AKM Golam Rabbani. “We are investigating the incidents separately, trying to find out the cause of her death.”
It is to be mentioned that fire service officials recovered the body of DU student Israt Jahan Tusti from the washroom of building no. 18 of staff quarters of Palashi residential area in Azimpur in the capital on Sunday around 6 am. Earlier, she used to stay at the Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall of the university.