Firefighters on Sunday recovered the body of a female student of Dhaka University from a bathroom of a building at Azimpur Government Staff Quarters in the capital.
The deceased was identified as Ishrat Jahan Tusti, 21.
A second-year student of the English department, Tusti hailed from Netrakona district.
Tusti, a resident student of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall, had been living in a sublet arrangement at Azimpur since the university dormitories remained closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said Taposhi, one of Tusti's friends.
Md Saiful Islam, station officer of Palashi Barack Fire Station, said, "Tusti's roommate called 999 when she realised that their bathroom door got locked from inside for a long time.
Later, a fire service team broke into the bathroom on the ground floor of No 19 building of Azimpur Government Staff Quarters around 7:30am and rescued the student."
She was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared her dead, he added.
"Our initial suspicion is that she collapsed on the bathroom floor and died of an unknown illness. The girl reportedly had cold-related problems," Saiful added.