LUMS student found dead in hostel room

Shahmir Bajwa was found 'unresponsive' in bed in his room on December 12

Ammar Sheikh December 13, 2016

LAHORE: A student of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) was found dead in his hostel room on Monday.

Defence B SHO Ziaul Haq told The Express Tribune the student died due to heroin overdose. "An autopsy will not be carried out as requested by his family," Haq added.

In a note to students and faculty, LUMS administration said, "It is with deep sorrow that we are writing to share very tragic news: Our MIMS student and hostel resident Shahmir Asif Bajwa has passed away."

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Shahmir was found 'unresponsive' in bed in his room on December 12. LUMS administration was informed immediately after he was found and Shahmir was immediately shifted to National Defence Hospital, where the doctors said he had expired earlier during the day.

Shahmir's family reached Lahore from Karachi today as they were unable to earlier due to fog. A resident of Karachi, he was a student of Accounting and Finance in his fifth semester.


Sameer Qadir | 4 years ago | Reply I think the law should be strict about autopsies. They should be carried out and if found drug related, an investigation should be carried out. Sealing hostels, in surprise checks should be done and students found guilty be suspended for using a banned substance. LUMS being a premier institution, should recognise the problem and and ask it's donors to contribute towards a drug rehab program including building a premises for round table meetings and possible treatment to address this menace. In my opinion, without an autopsy, no presumptions should be made or publicised.
Eda | 4 years ago | Reply Without evidence, no one should just to conclusion. Furthermore, why is the media releasing photographs of the student and his family details. Do they have permission from the family ?
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