The autopsy on Stamford University student Rubaiyat Sharmin Rumpa did not find any evidence of rape, according to the forensic department of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMC).
"Samples collected from the body were sent to our lab and the report which came back did not find any signs of rape,” DMCH forensic chief Sohel Mahmud said a partial report on the post-mortem examination on Saturday (Dec 14) after.
The full report is likely to be available within a few days, he said before adding: "No injury marks that usually happen before rape were found, which concludes that she was not a victim of rape before death."
Mahmud said two other reports were pending and that a full autopsy report will be filed after talking to the investigators' officers, "considering the overall circumstances."
Any conclusion over whether it's a case of homicide or suicide will be available once the full report is out, added the DMCH forensic chief.
Twenty-one-year-old Rumpa, who studied English at the Stamford University, was found dead on Dec 4 in an alley behind Ayesha Shopping Complex at Dhaka's Siddheswari. Police confirmed her identity the next day.
Claiming that Rumpa, daughter of police Inspector Rokan Uddin, was murdered, her family members and fellow students demanded arrest of the perpetrators.