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‘Vogue’ model commits suicide, hanged herself in dorm room



A popular Vogue model has been found dead in Bangladesh at her hostel dormitory.

According to the Dhaka Tribune, police discovered the body of Raudha Athif, a 21-year-old medical student from the Maldives, at noon on Wednesday after students living in her building witnessed the victim hanging from her ceiling fan. Her death has been reported as a suicide.

“We primarily suspect it is a suicide case. However, we can’t come to any conclusion until we get the autopsy report,” said Zillur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Shah Makhdum Police Station, to the Tribune.

Mahmuda Begum, superintendent of the female hostel, also told the news outlet Athif “always looked happy” and “it is hard to believe she would commit suicide.”

Athif was known as the girl with the “unforgettable aqua eyes.” Her timeless beauty garnered the attention of 40K social media followers, including top editors at Vogue India. She told the publication a year ago during an interview for her first cover shoot that despite her potential to become a supermodel, her passion was in the medical field.



“Modelling is a hobby rather than a career for me, since I’m studying to become a doctor,” she told Vogue India.

As the news continues to settle in, Athif’s fans are celebrating the beauty she left behind on social media since the announcement of her untimely passing.








  1. nosey rosy on April 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    this all sounds like a mercy killing you know indian men are real jealous of indian women and if they so much as go out side of the tradition and not marry a indian man she have to move out of india, they are real controlling oft heir women and i would not be surprised if some one killed this girl and is covering ti could be a female who wanted that pay for it . and if she died in idia its no telling

    • Lee Weller on April 3, 2017 at 12:59 am

      She was from the Maldives. She died in her room at the university in Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

      It has been ruled a suicide, but there is something very wrong with the story. She left no signs of depression or unhappiness.

      It is such a sadness that she had so much going for her, and she had only lived a minute of her life. May her soul Rest In Peace.

  2. Mason Youngblood on April 2, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    She was studying to be a doctor, she”was always happy”…nothing but good things were said about her with no reason to commit the horrible act of suicide. Police better dig deeper because there is a murderer who has framed a suicide running around on the loose.