A fashion model is now dead thanks to Muslim extremists, her family says.
“A stunning Vogue cover model has been murdered by Muslim extremists in Bangladesh because she didn’t wear Islamic clothing, her family says.
Rauda Athif, 21, a Muslim Maldivian woman who was featured on the cover of Vogue India in October, was a second-year student at Islami Bank Medical College in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. She was found hanged in her dorm room on March 29.
The Bangladesh government performed an autopsy and ruled her death a suicide. Rauda was buried Saturday.
But her brother, Rayyan Athif, said the model was actually murdered, and the killing was staged to appear as a suicide. He told the U.K. Sun Thursday that Muslim extremists killed his sister. Rayyan said the extremists were angry after she defended people who were bullied over their religious beliefs.”
Her father tweeted this:
Maldivian medical student and my daughter Raudha Athif did not commit sucide.She was murdered at her hostel room.I ve the facts
— Dr.Mohamed Athif (@athifMohd) April 4, 2017
“[Her brother Rayyan Athif] believes Raudha, who was a Muslim, was targeted because she was a public figure who defended victims bullied over religious controversies.
Rayyan said: ‘Raudha was a strong woman, she would not back down and stood up for herself and for others. It could have made extremists boil up inside with anger. Her style of clothing was branded as ‘immodest’ and ‘un-Islamic’ even though she adhered to the dress code in the college premises by wearing a veil covering her face. But she was criticised for wearing jeans and was repeatedly told she couldn’t wear it at the Muslim college – which has a lot of extremist connections and support. Other students have also been subjected to this type of bullying.’
Rayyan also claims Raudha told the family someone mixed sleeping tablets in her drink just weeks before her death.”
This is horrifying!