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Tonu’s 2nd autopsy finds sign of ‘intercourse’, no ‘death cause’

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Doctors at the Forensic Department of Comilla Medical College Hospital in their second autopsy report did not find any specific cause of the death of Comilla Victoria college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu, but got the ‘sign of sexual intercourse’, UNB reports.

“…the evidence of sexual intercourse was found in the body before the death Tonu,” said Dr Kamda Prosad Saha, chief of the autopsy board formed at the Forensic Department of Comilla Medical College Hospital, revealing  the second autopsy report at his office on Sunday.

Replying to a question whether the girl was raped before her death, he said, “It could be understood from the sexual intercourse.”

“The autopsy board didn’t find any injury mark in her body as the autopsy was done 10 days after the death and the body got decomposed. So, the cause of death couldn’t be mentioned,” said Dr Kamda.

He also suggested law enforcers to conduct further investigation to ascertain the cause of her death.

Earlier in the day, the Forensic Department of Comilla Medical College Hospital handed over the second autopsy report of slain Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu to Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Faruk Hossain, a staff of the forensic department, went to the Comilla office of the CID around 10.45am and handed over the report to assistant sub-inspector of Mosharaf Hossain, said Dr Prasad.

On June 7, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted the full report of the DNA test, conducted on Tonu’s body, to the medical board formed for her second autopsy.

Earlier, a court here ordered the CID to give the DNA report of the two samples — teeth and spermatozoa — out of total seven samples to the medial board following pleas filed by the board.

On March 30, Tonu’s body was exhumed from her grave for collecting DNA sample, fresh postmortem and proper investigation into the case. Later, members of Crime Scene Unit of CID brought the DNA and other samples of teeth, nails and body to Dhaka for examination.

On April 4, doctors of Forensic Department at Comilla Medical College Hospital in their first autopsy, conducted by Dr Sharmin Sultana, did not find any cause of death or any evidence of rape before Tonu’s death.

Sohagi Jahan Tonu, a second year student of History department of Comilla Victoria College and member of Victoria College Theatre, was found dead in a bush beside a culvert inside the Comilla Cantonment on March 20.

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