Chayanika Kumari (30) was strangled to death by her alleged boyfriend Mirza Rafiqul Haque, a doctor by profession, for refusing to convert to Islam and marry him. After murdering Chayanika, Haque stuffed her body into a suitcase which he left at the Tata Nagar railway station, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
Chayanika, a resident of Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur, was working as an operation head in the city-based Meditrina Hospital. Dr. Mirza Haque was working as an RMO at the BM Birla Hospital in Kolkata.
According to the Jamshedpur police, Haque killed 30-year-old Chayanika after she refused to marry him despite their three-year-long relationship. The accused had already decided that if Chayanika won’t get ready to marry him, he would kill her.
It appears that Chayanika had taken leave from her employer for 3 days (1 – 3 November), on the pretext that she had to go meet a relative staying in Kolkata. But she did not tell her family about this leave – every day she would leave on her scooty as usual and return by evening.
Haque arrived in the city on 31 October and rented a room in Hotel Ginger where Chayanika would meet him. After she came over there on 2nd November, he asked her regarding marriage. Reportedly, she once again denied him.
According to Jamshedpur SSP Anoop T Mathew, Haque got angry after getting this response from Chayanika and strangulated her to death. After that, he packed her body in the suitcase and dumped it near Tata Nagar railway station.
Chayanika’s father Arun Kumar said that Haque was pressurizing his daughter to convert and marry him.