Aligarh, May 14: The first woman to contest student polls in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Asma Javed, was found dead inside her apartment here on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old was living alone in her Civil Lines apartment is suspected to have died 4 or 5 days ago. The police broke into her home after neighbours complained of foul smell.
The cops found the body badly decomposed and sent it for autopsy to know the cause of Asma's death.
Asma was reportedly living alone in the apartment after her husband went to South America. She used to actively raise her voice for welfare of girl students.
As per an NDTV report Asma's brother Salman had also suspected something was wrong when he called her repeatedly and found her mobile switched off.
"I hadn't spoken to her since May 9. The neighbours kept saying there was a horrible smell from her flat. Our uncle also stays nearby. I went to the police and we got the door opened," said Salman Javed.
A tablet and some cash have been reported as missing from the deceased's flat.
Her door was locked from outside, which was seen as a strong sign that she may have been murdered.
Her brother also revealed that she allegedly had a tiff with a hotel owner recently. The deceased's relative are alleging that she had been murdered.
Asma contested for the post of AMU's students' president in 2011.
Police are now waiting for the autopsy report before deciding the future course of action.