Another suicide?: University student found hanged in hostel room

Published: June 22, 2012
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Preliminary report
confirmed signs of
strangulation on
his neck by a rope;
however, a detailed
chemical report will
elaborate on the cause.

Preliminary report confirmed signs of strangulation on his neck by a rope; however, a detailed chemical report will elaborate on the cause.

ISLAMABAD: 

A university student was found hanged from a ceiling fan in his hostel room on Thursday. Basharat Khan, 27, was an MPhil student at Air University and was living in a private hostel in sector G-10/1, according to the Ramna police.

“His roommates said he showed no signs of depression,” the investigation officer told The Express Tribune. Quoting family sources, he said that Khan failed the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination thrice and was disappointed.

He said that the cause of death will be confirmed from the detailed chemical examination of the body.

His two roommates, Sohail and Irfanullah, told the police that they had went out and left Khan alone in his hostel room. When they returned, the room was locked from the inside. They called the police when other hostellers — through the room’s window — saw Khan hanged from a ceiling fan.

The investigation officer said the door of the room was opened on the permission of Khan’s brother, Fida Hussain, who reached the hostel after being informed.

Khan, a native of Mardan, was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) hospital where a post mortem was carried out on his body with the consent of his family. The preliminary medical report confirmed signs of strangulation on his neck by a rope; however, a detailed chemical report will elaborate on the cause of death, the medical examiner said.

His body was handed over to his family, which took it to their hometown in Mardan for burial.

A month back, a student of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) College Rawalpindi committed suicide by jumping from the roof of the campus building. The Tarnol police said he committed suicide over differences with his father as he did not want to pursue engineering studies and wanted to go abroad. His family refused to comment and did not ask the police to investigate the incident.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2012.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Khawaja
    Jun 22, 2012 - 8:48AM

    This shows how much depressed our society is. If we cant sleep due to power failure, if we cant escape from scorching heat. if we cant eat properly,if we cant resolve our social & financial issues, then what other option left for sensitive person…….Please be aware whats going around us & do something PRACTICAL by any means to make our land better.

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  • Ahmed
    Jun 22, 2012 - 5:45PM

    I knew Basharat from almost 10 years. He was a very brilliant student and a jolly type of person. I am not sure if he can commit such sort of act. for me he was a very good guy and may god forgive him and grant him a place in Jannah. Ameen

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  • kashif shah
    Jun 22, 2012 - 7:25PM

    basharat khan was my uncle :(( i badly miss him

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  • Arsalan Ahmad
    Jun 26, 2012 - 11:07PM

    Another Suicide at Air University shows so many thing about over government as well as
    university management and teaching staff. A week ago a parent was seen sending e-mails to different newspapers highlighting the Student’s problems at Air University but it was totally ignored even by media. So as a result it happened. Teachers must co-operate with there students to minimize their frustration.

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  • Arsalan Ahmad
    Jun 26, 2012 - 11:37PM

    Why another suicide at Air University??? Think about your children and leave them alive and protect them ………..

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