A model and medical student who appeared on the cover of Vogue and even received praised from the president of her native Maldives for her striking appearance has reportedly committed suicide at a dormitory hostel in Bangladesh.
Raudha Athif, 21, a second-year student at Islami Bank Medical College in Rajshahi city, was found dead in her room. Her body was recovered by police at around midday after her classmates found her dead.
The body was sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for an autopsy. Mahmuda Begum, the superintendent of the female hostel, said the model 'always looked happy,' and added, 'it is hard to believe she would commit suicide'.
Ms Begum said: 'I was in my chamber. Suddenly, I heard screams of my students.
'Rushing to the second floor of this six-storey building, I saw some of the students trying to break the door of Athif's room
The door was locked from the inside and students broke into the room.
'We primarily suspect it is a suicide case. However, we can't come to any conclusion until we get the autopsy report,' said the officer-in-charge Zillur Rahman.
The picture made her an internet sensation in 2014.
Her fame grew and she eventually landed on the cover of Vogue India in October last year.
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