Gomal University man stabs female classmate in dean’s office

Published: April 20, 2012

Hospital staff said she had been stabbed seven times with a knife in different parts of the body.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: In what appears to be a case of unrequited romance, a male Gomal University student stabbed a female classmate at the university’s city campus in Dera Ismail Khan, university officials confirmed on Thursday.

Mariam*, a first year student, was seriously wounded after Arshad* Mehsud attacked her at the Faculty of Agriculture. She was immediately rushed to the nearby Civil District Hospital DI Khan where the staff declared that her condition was out of danger. They said she had been stabbed seven times with a knife in different parts of the body.

“When Mariam realised that Arshad was going to attack her, she started running towards the dean’s office. But he chased her blindly,” said Muhammad Salim, a witness and classmate of Mariam. “She tried to lock the door [of the dean’s office] behind her but he broke the door, rushed in and stabbed her with a knife in front of the dean, professors and security guards.”

Without resistance, the attacker left the dean’s office and went away, a disbelieving Salim said.

A Gomal Police official said that Mariam had registered an FIR against Arshad once she regained consciousness at the hospital. “Arshad Mehsud was harassing me, insisting that I should meet him at the university’s campus. When I turned him down, he attacked me,” she said.

Mariam is a resident of Islamia Colony in DI Khan city. Her family members expressed shock at the attack, terming it a ‘disgraceful’ act.

Arshad hails from South Waziristan Agency but his family lives in Islamabad and he lives at the university’s boys’ hostel. “Arshad was expelled from the faculty [of agriculture] but re-admitted two days ago,” Vice-Chancellor Dr Mansoor Akbar Kundi told the media at the hospital, where he had gone to visit Mariam with other university officials.

*Names have been changed to protect identities.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Abdullah Khan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 2:46AM

    Sick behavior.
    It was not love, it was actually hormonal imbalance in man.
    Imbalance of Adrenaline, Serotonin,and Serotonin.

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  • DB
    Apr 20, 2012 - 3:56AM

    A Mehsud stirring up trouble? Shocking.

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  • sid
    Apr 20, 2012 - 4:05AM

    soo i was waiting to read if the guy got caught. what happened. what kind of irresposible journalism is this. bunch of two year olds can do a better job. “disgusted”

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  • wahab
    Apr 20, 2012 - 8:59AM

    infront of guards he stabbed her n left? no ne caught him? shocking

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  • SaQiB
    Apr 20, 2012 - 9:41AM

    Yet again, another Mehsud!!

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  • khan
    Apr 20, 2012 - 10:08AM

    The question remains: how did the perpetrator entered the campus holding a knife? There are many security guards deployed in the campus but, obviously, totally useless when such mishap can occur, even in the dean’s office.
    Improper security measures is the main reason, i guess.

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  • mentelisco
    Apr 20, 2012 - 12:55PM

    why was he re admitted? then we whine about military universities taking strict control! well its because of these lunatics!!

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  • khan sarwar
    Apr 20, 2012 - 5:23PM

    I being an ex-student of Gomel University, know that the environment of the university is too much conservative male and femal students interaction is limited, so it is beacuse of the conservative enviroment, if there would free enviroment , it will not happened

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