Nimrah murder case registered against robbers

Postmortem report reveals that 21-year-old medical student was shot by a distance


Our Correspondent February 24, 2019
Postmortem report reveals that 21-year-old medical student was shot by a distance. PHOTO: SOCIAL MEDIA

KARACHI: The murder case of the 21-year-old medical student, Nimrah Baig, who was shot dead in crossfire between the police and robbers, has been registered at Sir Syed Town Police Station, North Karachi.

The case no. 85/2019 has been filed against the dead and injured robbers and their accomplices under sections of police encounter, murder, attempt to murder and anti-terrorism on behalf of the state.

According to sources, Nimrah, daughter of Mirza Aijaz Baig (late), was shot near Anda Mor, North Karachi on Friday, while she was passing by in a rickshaw. She was a final year student at Dow University of Health Sciences.

According to the FIR, the petitioner of the case, constable Adnan, was posted in Sharae Noor Jahan Police Station. Constable Adnan was patrolling on his private motorcycle with other police officials. The police officials came across the suspects on two motorcycles at a service road near Farooq-e-Azam Mosque in Block K, North Nazimabad.

Who killed Nimrah - police or robbers

The police officials asked the suspects to pull over, on which they opened fire at the police and tried to escape. Police chased the suspects but one of the motorcycles disappeared in the rush of traffic at Sakhi Hassan Chowrangi. The officials continued to chase the other motorcycle that rode towards Qalandaria and Anda Mor from Sakhi Hassan Chowrangi, where they again exchanged fire with the police.

Both the accused were injured and one of them died later. The suspects belonged to Raheem Yar Khan. Two pistols were seized from the injured accused. Later, the police officials learnt that a girl had also been injured during the crossfire, who died during the course of treatment.

Postmortem report

The postmortem report of Nimrah Baig compiled on Sunday revealed that the bullet that struck her head was fired from a small weapon from a distance. She was brought to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) at 10:21pm on February 22 with a bullet injury on the right side of her head, and succumbed to her injuries shortly after. The bullet had penetrated 2.5cm deep inside her skull, however, report suggests that the bullet was not found inside her body. The post mortem was conducted by Dr Zakia.

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