A Chittagong court today ordered the exhumation of the body of Diaz Irfan Chowdhury, central assistant secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League, for a fresh autopsy.
Judicial Magistrate Shiplu Kumar Dey passed the order after Ohidur Rahman, assistant superintendent of police and also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted a prayer before the court for a fresh autopsy for further investigation.
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The court also ordered the law enforcers to exhume the body in presence of a magistrate, the IO said.
The body of Diaz, also a former joint secretary of Chittagong University unit, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his bedroom at his family's rented house at the university's Gate-2 area on November 20.
On November 23, the autopsy report mentioned that Diaz hanged himself.
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However, his family rejected the report saying that Diaz was killed in a pre-planned way by his rivals following a dispute over tender of construction of the university buildings.
In the next day, Jaheda Amin Chowdhury, mother of Diaz, filed the case with the Chittagong Judicial Magistrate Court against ten people including the president of CU unit Chhatra League.