There is something else that’s bothering me about Raudha’s case that I want to highlight.
These are screenshots taken on two separate days. The first set was taken on the day of her death. Google search engine crawled and cached that Raudha was following 371 people on the day she died. But immediately when I went to Raudha’s Instagram, I noticed that she was following 370 people.
This struck me as odd, because if Raudha was dead, she would not be able to unfollow someone, unless someone else had access to her account. I can now confirm that no one else had access to her account because she was using an iPhone 7 and the security on it is literally impenetrable. Even the American FBI is has been unable to get past the iPhone security and last year had taken Apple to court to force them to open a backdoor into the phones which Apple had won. Police in Bangladesh is in possession of the phone and they have not yet been able to get in. I can also confirm this now.
So basically what this means is someone who Raudha was following had to have blocked her account to make the follower disappear. There was simply no other way for that to have happened.
While I thought this was puzzling, I didn’t think much of it. But then I looked at it again and I noticed someone else has also done it again today. And now it’s says she is following 369 people.
So the questions that I am now creating is who are the two missing Instagram users from her following list? And why did they want to be not associated with her as soon as she was dead?
The other thing is the official autopsy report is still not out. I can also confirm this today. So why is the authorities and the college administration giving report to the media saying according to the autopsy her death is a suicide?
Other bits of information that I think is relevant are;
I can also now confirm that one of her “friends” from college had attempted to drug her with sleeping pills. Raudha had told this to close friends and family.
I can also confirm that Raudha had complained to friends and family of people at college verbally attacking her for what they called “immodest” and “unislamic” dress style of hers even though she did wore veil to class as per the school dress code.
Update 1: Finding one of the missing follows
Since I posted this blog post, I was very encouraged to find out the Internet hivemind got very busy trying to track down who the missing follows are. It didn’t take much long for the Internet to come back with a credible answer for one of the missing follows.
Looking at the image above from Raudha’s Instagram we can tell that this is one person that Raudha has followed, and she is able to tag her in a image. The picture also shows what looks like “good friends”. But are they really?
To double check if this was one of the missing follows, I looked at Raudha’s follow list to see if Seerat was still there. Lo and behold, guess what I found?
Seerat was definitely one of the missing follows. Anyone can check this information by simply going to Raudha’s Instagram and doing a search among her follows.
At this point, I needed to cross check if Seerat’s account was still active after comments on my Facebook page suggested maybe the missing follow was the result of an account deactivation rather than someone intentionally blocking Raudha after her death. So I looked more. I was able to search for Seerat quite easily proving now without a shadow of doubt the missing follow was the result of intentionally blocking Raudha.
I was also able to visit Seerat’s account and found that it was a private account. This is very common for young women using Instagram.
So why is so significant? It seems she was close to Raudha. In fact Seerat makes another appearance in Raudha’s Instagram with an affectionate caption from Raudha.
So who is her and where had I heard the name before?
Her name had appeared in the Mihaaru article as the “friend” who was last seen with her and had refused to speak with the media.
The above excerpt is from this Mihaaru article: https://mihaaru.com/news/15203
This is the same article that had quoted Raudha’s family as saying that they rejected the claim by the police and the medical college that she had commented suicide.
The family had also claimed in the article that they believe there is a cover up and the police and the medical college had refused to allow and independent autopsy to be carried out on her body and pushed for burial quickly.
Interesting enough the following comment on the article was really disturbing to me.
The commenter had raised the question, would somebody who was with her “best friend” moments before her death and seemed happy would go and kill herself? I don’t know the answer to the question. But it’s still struck me.
In another comment in a Mihaaru another person had the exact same idea as I was having at this point.
The commenter had asked that Siraat should be questioned regarding Raudha death. Why was this “close friend” all of a sudden blocking Raudha’s account? The really likely answer is she is probably not blocking her now. As continuing block Raudha’s account would mean she will not be able to come back and see comments other content on Raudha’s account. But a initial blocking was necessary to remove her from Raudha’s follow list.
I would also later find out Seerat has also actively attempted to try and hide people sharing the image of Raudha’s body as found in the crime scene.
Other interesting tidbit bits
This commenter had started to appear on Raudha’s Instagram post spamming all over suggesting that she had commented suicide.
So I looked deeper at the commenter who was spamming her photos and this is what I found.
The account appears to be recently made with a single post. The person appears to only follow 17 people and and had only 169 followers. The followers could have been the result after the person started spamming Raudha’s Instagram posts.
I then looked the Tumblr account of this person from the link provided in the description. I found out that he is a prolific poster in Tumblr as his Tumblr had extensive amount of posts. This was someone who spends a considerable amount of time on the internet by the looks of it. So why was this same behavior not evident in his Instagram account? Could it be because it is new and made specifically for the purpose of spamming Raudha’s Instagram account? The account name “lawlitsmeee” is a play on words of meaning “Lol (laugh out loud), it is me”.
These are some of the interesting content I screenshoted from this anonymous persons Tumblr.
And this particular post from his Tumblr suggest this may be a Maldivian.
So the question that begs is who is this guy and why was he so interested in trying to convince others Raudha’s death is a suicide? Could it be the other missing Instagram follow? Maybe not since the account looks too new. If so, that still leaves the question of the other missing follow unanswered still.
There is something else that caught my attention. The very last person that Raudha had followed in her Instagram had a very interesting Instagram account with a large number of following. This person also shares artwork and cartoons on Instagram.
The profile description is what is so striking about this person.
Its probably nothing, it probably is something. Seeing the kind of stuff on the internet, I wouldn’t have thought twice about the profile description. What is significant is that this is the last person Raudha had followed in Instagram.
I will update this post, if I get any more information down this rabbit hole.
Update 2: It’s entirely possible someone may have had access to Raudha’s phone
While the news reports tell us that her friends broke in to the room after seeing through the window her dead body hanging, I was under the assumption that the door of the room would have signs of forced entry.
The family now confirms that the room door has no signs of forced entry. And lock and the door/doorframe looked quite normal and nothing like someone had broken in to the room. So who else had access to the room? Could it be a friend?
And if someone had access to the room or the killer itself, would they then not have access to Raudha’s phone? And since the iPhone security depends on a passcode or a finger print scan, who’s to say that the perpetrators not opened the phone? Why do I say this? Because even the dead still has fingers and the fingers can still scan. That’s why.
Hand marks on her neck
The family also now confirms that Raudha hand a large distinct hand marks on her neck. The mark had one thumb on side and 4 fingers in the other side. As if someone hand grabbed her neck with their bare hands to strangle her.
When the family had raised the issue with the police, they had dismissed the hand marks as “she had tried to change her mind after the hanging and these were marks left from her own self.
But this doesn’t sit well with me. Because the picture of the body at the scene showed Raudha’s fists clenched. And rigor mortis will set it one the body dies.
Take a look at her hands again.
Update 3: Was another Maldivian at the same college also being threatened?
It has been brought to my attention by multiple sources that another Maldivian student may have been studying at the same college and had returned back after fearing for his life.
It true, who is this person and what was the nature of the threats? If the person can be traced and someone can verify the claim, we would know more about what it’s like to study there is and if threats are a common thing there. And what type of people were making the threats.
Update 4: The second missing follow has been identified
The internet hivemind doesn’t seem to rest, as it’s now brought back the other missing follow from Raudha’s account.
Md Mohsin was one of her follows and “friends” it seems. She had even tagged him to this image and he had likes the post back. Tagging is what tells me that Raudha was following him as well. And they seems to know each other. He had also interacted with this post and possibly others. To go though all instances of interactions would take time, but definitely can confirm interaction with this post.
When I looked for Md Mohsin, I also noticed that his account wasn’t deactivated. I was able to search for him quite easily as well.
He also has a private account which I am unavailable to access. This is also quite normal.
What is not normal is he is also now not in the follow list of Raudha’s as well.
Basically these are the two missing follows from Raudha’s account.
So the question now begs again as before, is why is he no longer in her follow list?
The people investing this case must follow up these points as they try to get to the bottom of how Raudha had died.
Update 5: Is this the potential murderer?
Again the internet hivemind mind goes above and beyond to see what may have happened Raudha and came back with this little gem.
This image of Seerat with Raudha had 12 comments as of today. I have screenshot of 11 of them (the top one is the actual post caption) for the readers of this blog post to have a look at. Unlike previous times I have kept their identifiers like username visible in these images.
The conversation between Seerat and Raudha here is interesting. You will notice that some comments have been deleted from this thread as Raudha asks her friend what “bhains” mean in English. Her friend then comment back saying “shoot at sight orders for you”. Then another commenters says “you will get yours soon”. Below is the profile of the person who made that comment.
Again this profile has a large following as is also someone who is posting art works on Instagram. Is it a coincidence that this profile has similarities in their content as the last person Raudha followed? I don’t know. You be the judge.
What is more interesting is the last two comments made by a profile that goes by the name of Irfan Hasham.
In his comment he is not tagging anyone, but speaking rather directly, asking someone “if this is her account” and then proceeded to thank the same someone. Was he talking to Seerat here? Or was it to someone else who deleted their comment later on? Was Seerat identifying Raudha to someone with her comment? What “bhains” the word for flagging/marking Raudha? Who do you suppose made the missing now deleted comments? What do you suppose actually is said in the missing comment (s)?
So I did a search for Irfan Hasham and this is what I found.
Looking at the profile description sent a chill down my spine.
This person is neither following Raudha or in her follows list.
Are we looking at the murderer here? Did the internet hivemind just find the killer of Raudha? Let a free and independent investigation decide the truth. I have done my best to bring the issue to the public asking the collective brain capacity of users of the internet (know colloquially as “internet hivemind”) to help investigate the matter for us all and they have not let us down.
And now we as a society must not let Raudha down. There are young girls and women everywhere in our societies are scared of these people and we must acknowledge the problem, have an honest conversation about it so that in the future no more dead bodies keep popping us. We must have compassion for our fellow humans. All lives must matter. Not just certain peoples.
Update 6: Someone has access to Raudha’s Instagram
Confirming suspicions that someone has access to Raudha’s phone, as soon as this post appeared and started circulating, someone pulled down Raudha’s Instagram account. All the content and the conversations and any evidence with it is now gone. Other than what’s here, her content is gone. If anyone else made screenshots they should make it public.
Someone is definitely trying to hide something.
Edit: It was brought to my attention later on that the phone is not needed to delete the Instagram account. In fact, account deletion cannot even be done with the phone. But through the browser. So someone may have access to her account with access to her phone, just the password. If they dont have password of the instagram account, but has access to Raudha’s email, they could request a procedural password reset request.
I believe the family should follow the Instagram guidelines on reporting the deceased account in order to recover and memorialize the content. The instructions for the procedure is available here: https://help.instagram.com/264154560391256/
Some interesting links that paint a picture of a lot of unexplained deaths of young woman that appears as “suicides” in the same area.
The links below are some of the most disturbing stories you will read in a long time. The pattern of unexplained “suicides” of young women and others in Bangladesh is scary.
And this article claims 29 Islamist extremists were arrested by the police from the same college the week before Raudha’s death.
And this article from 2015 October claims the Dr. Mamun-ur-Rashad, Deputy Director of Rajshahi Islami Bank Medical College was arrested for unnamed “subversive activities”. What may they be?
A university professor was hacked to death in Rajshahi, Bangladesh April 2016, in an attack police say is similar to killings of secular bloggers and atheists by suspected Islamist extremists.
I continue to call bullshit on the claim that Raudha committed suicide. It’s definitely murder staged as suicide. Likely culprits are definitely religious extremists.