Report on MP Afrashim's murder to be publicized

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih stated that the Presidential Commission Investigating Murders and Enforced Disappearances' report on the murder of former Ungoofaaru MP Dr Afrashim Ali will be revealed this week.

The President made this statement speaking at the official reception held to mark this year’s Republic Day on Sunday night.

Speaking at the function, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih stated that the most important pledges of his presidency is investigating murders and enforced disappearances, and recovering lost assets.

President Solih said the two presidential commissions established for the purpose are working hard to uncover answers and that some of the cases being investigated by the commissions have already been solved. As such, the Commission on Death and Disappearances have submitted the report on the details of former MP Dr. Afrasheem Ali's murder investigation and their report on the death of Maldivian student and model Raudha Athif.

"The report on Dr. Afrasheem's murder and the final report of Raudha Athif's death has been submitted to me by the commission on Thursday. I will hopefully forward the reports to relevant authorities this week to take action on the findings of the report. The reports will also be publicized soon", said the president.

Dr. Afrasheem Ali was brutally murdered at around 1:30 am October 1st, 2012 in the stairwell of his residence. The investigating commission has previously revealed that that the perpetrators behind the murder had been identified.

The Commission has also concluded their investigation into the death of Raudha Athif who died inside her dormitory at a Bangladesh college. The report on he investigation has also been forwarded to the President's Office. Raudha, a second-year student of Islami Bank Medical College, was found dead in her room at the women's hostel of the college in Nawdapara area of Rajshahi city on 29th March 2017. Her body was found hanging from the ceiling fan with a scarf tied to the neck on. Following primary investigation, police had said it appeared to be a suicide case.

Although Raudha's family claims foul play, Bangladesh authorities that investigated her death remained unconvinced saying that the circumstantial evidence at the scene also suggested that it was a case of suicide.