Japanese women's body to be exhumed

Japanese women’s body to be exhumed


Court Correspondent

A Dhaka court on Thursday directed the concerned authorities to take necessary steps to exhume the dead body of Japanese woman Hiyori Miyeta.Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sheikh Hafizur Rahman passed the
order after a hearing on a petition seeking exhumation of the body of Hiori Miyeta for autopsy. The order says, Dhaka’s District Magistrate will appoint an Executive Magistrate for exhuming the body. Hiyori Miyeta reportedly died of cholera on October 29 in the capital’s Uttara area.

On Monday, Officer-in-Charge (Investigation) of Uttara East Police Station and also the Investigation Officer of the case, Abu Bakar Miah filed a petition with the court seeking a directive to make an autopsy of the body after exhuming it, which is necessary for proper investigation.

On November 24, (Tuesday) a court of Dhaka placed five people, arrested in connection with the death of Hiyori Miyeta, on a four-day remand each. They are Maruful Islam, Rashedul Islam, M Fakhrul, Jahangir Hossain and Dr Bimal Chandra Sheel. They were acquainted with the Japanese lady.

Meanwhile, a Japanese Embassy official filed a general diary (GD) with Uttara East Police Station on November 19 mentioning that Hiyori Miyeta, living in Bangladesh for the last years, had been missing for 24 days.

Miyeta’s mother, living in Japan, informed the Japan Embassy of Dhaka that she had not been able to communicate with her daughter since August 26. Miyeta used to live at a residential hotel, ‘City Homes’ in Uttara Sector-6 and she had a business with her friends in Dhaka.

Following the GD, police interrogated some of Miyeta’s friends. Her acquainted people informed police that Miyeta died of cholera on October 29 and she was buried at a city corporation graveyard in Banani area on the same day. They also informed Miyeta’s mother about her death.

On November 22, police lodged a murder case with the police station against six people
suspecting the incident as a murder as Miyeta was buried secretly.


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