Medical student Nimrita Kumari found dead in Larkana hostel

Published: September 16, 2019
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Final year medical student belonged to Ghotki, was found lying with a rope tied to her neck in dorm room. REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE

Final year medical student belonged to Ghotki, was found lying with a rope tied to her neck in dorm room. REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE

HYDERABAD: A final year student of Bibi Asifa Dental College, Larkana, was found dead in her hostel room on Monday.

Namrita Chandani, who belonged to Mirpur Mathelo, a taluka of Ghotki, was found lying on a charpoy with a rope tied to her neck while her room was locked from inside.

Police said it was early to say whether she committed suicide or had been murdered.

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The body was shifted to the district headquarter hospital for postmortem, but the police awaited her parents to arrive from Karachi for their consent.

Her colleagues who knocked at her room’s door grew worried when Chandani did not respond for several minutes.

They somehow managed to look inside the room from the crevices in the door. “She was neither responding to the knocking at the door nor to our shouts,” her friend told the police.

The hostel’s watchman later broke open the door, only to find the student lying dead. Larkana DIG Irfan Ali Baloch has given the incident’s inquiry to SSP Masood Ahmed Bangash.

The vice-chancellor, Dr Anila Attaur Rehman, said the incident appeared to be one of suicide but the police and medico-legal will be able to ascertain the actual cause of death after the postmortem.

In a similar incident, a student of Sindh University, Naila Rind, was found dead from her hostel room on January 1, 2017. Her body was found hanging from the ceiling fan.

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  • Sameera Shafiq Bhatti
    Sep 17, 2019 - 9:24AM

    If this was a murder the culprits must be brought to justice immediately. How would anyone like if their full of life Nimritas were killed in the name of religion.Recommend

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