The student’s older sister who was found dead in a Gulshan apartment on April 26 has been fired from her job at Padma Bank.
She alleged that she was fired for refusing to withdraw a complaint filed against the CEO of the Bashundhara group, Sayem Sobhan Anvir, for encouraging her sister’s death by suicide.
An official at Padma Bank, however, said she was fired due to her performance.
The victim’s older sister said on July 14 that she received the termination letter signed by the director of human resources of Padma Bank, Mr. Ahsan Ullah Khan on July 13.
This correspondent obtained a copy of the letter.
“My sister was murdered. It is clear as day. Since her murder, I have received threats from different quarters to withdraw the case against Anvir,” she told the Daily Star the day she received the termination letter.
“Even the head of human resources at Padma Bank called me via Whatsapp about a month ago and asked me to compromise with Anvir and withdraw the deal, or face a dismissal,” he said. she alleged.
Mr. Ahsan Ullah Khan, who is also senior executive vice president of the bank, refuted the allegations.
Contacted yesterday, he said: “She was fired because she failed to perform consistently.”
The student’s older sister said she had not received any notice or reminders regarding her performance prior to the termination.
“If my firing was based purely on a performance review, why wasn’t anyone else on my team fired for poor performance? ” she asked.
Previously, she had claimed that her sister was seven weeks pregnant at the time of her death.
“The forensic doctor who carried out the autopsy and the investigating officer of the case confirmed it to me,” she said, addressing this correspondent.
She alleged that Gulshan police were trying to cover up vital evidence of her sister’s murder.
When contacted, Abul Hasan, the IO in charge of the case and also the officer in charge of the Gulshan police station, declined to comment on the case.
Masud Salauddin, a lawyer for the plaintiff, said: “In the investigation report, the victim’s bloodstained perineum proved that she was pregnant. The result of the DNA sample will be vital evidence in the case.
On April 26, the victim’s body was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the bedroom of an apartment in Gulshan.