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Doctor found dead in DMCH dormitory

Update : 15 Nov 2015, 08:39 PM

A female doctor was found dead in a dormitory of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday night.

Police suspect she committed suicide.

The deceased was identified as Dr Tanzila Jahan Mithila, 27, daughter of Firoz Ahmed of Kandirpar, Comilla.

The wife of DMCH department of medicine Assistant Registrar Dr Mizanur Rahman, Mithila lived with her husband in a dormitory behind the hospital’s burn unit. They were married ten months ago, her relatives said.

She completed her MBBS at Bangladesh Medical College Hospital and joined Noakhali Government Hospital as an intern. On November 6, she took the exam for the post of honorary doctor of the hospital.

Police said they were informed about the incident by her husband, Mizan, over the phone.

Police officials told the Dhaka Tribune that Mizan said he found his wife’s body hanging from the ceiling by a scarf, through a ground floor window of the five storey building.

The police quoted Mizan as saying: “After my wife failed to come to the door despite my repeated knocking on the door … I saw her body through the window. I then called the police.”

Mithila’s uncle Khandakar Sharifuddin told the Dhaka Tribune that he saw that his niece’s legs were touching the floor.

The body will be sent for autopsy today and has been kept at the Dhaka Medical College morgue.

Khwaja Abdul Gafur, assistant director of DMCH, forensics department Assistant Professor Sohel Mahmud, DMP Assistant Commissioner (Ramna zone) Shibli Noman and police officials of Shahbagh police station visited the crime scene.

AC Shibli told the Dhaka Tribune that the police would take the appropriate course of action after receiving the autopsy report. 

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