Japanese woman’s body exhumed, autopsy done
28 November 2015, Nirapad News: Doctors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital conducted autopsy on the body Japanese woman Hiyori Miyeta, who allegedly died of cholera about a month ago, after it was exhumed on Friday.
Sohel Mahmud, assistant professor of Forensic Medicine Department, said they failed to identify any injury marks on the body as it was rotten.
“We have collected some portion of liver, stomach and kidney for chemical analysis and tooth and nail for DNA,”added the doctor.
Police exhumed the body from Banani graveyard on Friday early morning following a court directive.
A team of police exhumed the body of Hiyori around 6.30 am and brought it to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy, said DMCH officials.
On Tuesday, a court here placed five people, arrested in connection with the death of Hiyori Miyeta, on a four-day remand.
A Japanese Embassy official filed a general diary with Uttara East Police Station on November 19 mentioning that Hiyori Miyeta, living in Bangladesh for 10 years, had been missing for 24 days.
Miyeta’s mother, living in Japan, informed the Japan Embassy in 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 run business with her friends in Dhaka.
Following the filing of the GD, police interrogated some Miyeta’s friends in this connection. Her acquaintances informed police that Miyeta died of cholera on October 29 and she was buried at a city corporation graveyard in Banani on the same day.
On Sunday (Nov 22), police filed a murder case against six people with the police station suspecting the incident as a murder as she was buried secretly.