Athlete Mubeen Akhtar, the fastest woman in the country, passed away on Thursday, two days after swallowing a large number of pills.
The 21-year-old resident of Mughalpura was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday in critical condition and had her stomach pumped, said sources in the hospital. She was kept on a ventilator in the intensive care unit for two days. Family members refused to comment on the cause of her death. Her funeral prayers were offered in Mughalpura on Thursday Akhtar won three gold medals at the 44th National Athletics Championship earlier this year, including in the individual 100-metre and 200-metre races for women.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 15th, 2012.
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