Vogue cover model kills herself in B'desh hostel
A Vogue model has been found dead in a room of a hostel dormitory in Bangladesh.
Police recovered the body of Raudha Athif, a 21-yr-old medical student from the Maldives, at noon on Wednesday and her death is being treated as a suicide.
An hour earlier some of her classmates living in the same building discovered Athif.
"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 India's The Daily Star.
Mahmuda Begum, superintendent of the female hostel, said Athif "always looked happy" and "it is hard to believe she would commit suicide".
Athif posted regularly on her Instagram, sharing professional photos and sketches of herself with 31 thousand followers. The student saw modelling as a hobby rather than a career and ultimately prioritised her desire to become a doctor over the fashion industry.