A relative of a Canadian female student, who died after being hit by a train near the capital's Cantonment Railway Station on Saturday night, filed a murder case against a male friend of hers yesterday.
The deceased, as per her passport, is Munjerina Arabin Jerin, 22. The accused Mohiuddin Sharan, a cousin of Jerin's classmate, was arrested by Kamalapur Government Railway Police, with which the case was filed, yesterday.
Jerin visited her aunt in Rampura Saturday morning and left around 4:30pm, said the relative, Prof Afsar Ali.
“She (Jerin) went for a walk with Mohiuddin at the station area behind Hotel Radisson around 6:30pm. Mohiuddin took her to a nearby hospital after the incident,” said Jerin's uncle, Abu Bakar Siddique.
Prof Afsar, quoting witnesses, said Jerin had engaged in a heated argument with Mohiuddin but no one saw what happened right before the impact.
He said Mohiuddin gave him a vague description on how the train hit Jerin.
Born and raised in Canada, Jerin's grades were not good enough for enrollment in a medical school there. Therefore, she came to Bangladesh in 2012 and got enrolled in Uttara Women's Medical College, said Siddique.
She was residing in the college's hostel while her Bangladeshi parents reside in Canada.