By: Siam Sarower Jamil
Dhaka, July 18: Bangladesh Police say the killing of Ateef Sheikh, an Indian Manipuri student in Chittagong took place after a house party of boozing with friends at his flat. Five more students joined deceased Ateef Sheikh, 26, his injured roommate ‘Wilson’, 26, and their flat-mate Niraj Guru, at the party on Friday , according to police. All eight are students of University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC). Mohammad Kamal, OC of local police station said to the Imphal Times , One of the party attendees was Ateef ’s girlfriend, two others were Bangladeshis. Indian students are mostly from Manipur . Niraj’ s wife, who is also studying at the same university , was at the flat during the party but she did not attend it, the police official said. “The students hold parties regularly at the flat. It was a similar party on Friday . Five from outside the flat joined Ateef, Wilson and Niraj at the party . Niraj’ s wife did not attend,” OC Alamgir said. “All at the party were drinking alcohol. We’ve interrogated some of them,” he added. Sub-Inspector Jashim Uddin said the others who came from outside left the flat around 11:30pm. After taking Ateef and Wilson to Chittagong Medical College Hospital in the wee hours of Saturday , Niraj said he saw Ateef in a bloodied state while Wilson was hanging from the ceiling fan when he entered the room, using a duplicate key , after hearing some noise. Ateef was declared dead on arrival, and Wilson was undergoing treatment, but his condition was stated to be ‘critical’, the OC said. He also said it would not be possible to get a clear picture of the murder without questioning Wilson after he gets well. Ateef ’s parents arrive in Bangladesh Sunday , the OC said. Police handed the body over to the USTC authorities after post-mortem examination, he said. No one filed any case over the incident until 5 PM, Monday .