The family of Nimrita Amarta Maher Chandani, a senior BDS student at Bibi Aseefa Dental College (BADC) who was found dead in her hostel room in Larkana yesterday, has refuted previous reports that the student committed suicide and demanded a " transparent research. " in the circumstances of his death.
Yesterday, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), the vice chancellor, Professor Aneela Attaur Rehman, had told her Dawn that Nimrita was found dead in her room, which was locked. She said the mobile phone and other belongings of the deceased student, along with other evidence, were arrested by police for a forensic analysis. The real cause of his death has not yet been determined, he had said.
Police officers had also not declared a cause of death. A source at Chandka Medical College (CMC), where Nimrita's body had been taken after being found in her room, had expressed suspicions that the victim could have committed suicide.
Nimrita's brother, Dr. Vishal, a medical consultant at Dow Medical College in Karachi, told the media that the marks around his neck suggested he had not committed suicide. In addition, she had claimed that the marks on her neck resembled those made with wire wires, while the wounds on her arms suggested that someone held her.
Speaking to DawnNewsTV Today, Nimrita's uncle said they wanted an investigation into why his body was in the CMC intensive care unit before the family arrived at the hospital. He accused doctors of being involved in the "murder" and asked why a post mortem examination had not been performed.
A first information report (FIR) of the incident has not yet been registered. Nimrita's family said they will file a complaint with the police once they receive a post mortem test report.
Larkana DIG Police Range Irfan Ali Baloch said Dawn that Nimrita’s laptop and mobile phone are in police custody. He said police were trying to crack passwords on devices.
Regarding the record of a case, the DIG said that the police were waiting for the autopsy results of the girl because they had not yet been given an interim report of her autopsy.
Activist Kakoo Ram repeated the uncle's accusations of the deceased and said that Nimrita was a social activist. He demanded that the Larkana administration investigate the matter.
Nimrita was buried in her hometown in Ghotki today. The Hindu community in Mirpur Mathelo closed its businesses and stores to mourn his death and register his protest. Users of social networks also demanded an investigation into his death.
Meanwhile, the PPP leader, Nisar Khuhro, told reporters that a post-mortem examination of Nimrita's body was conducted and that the report would determine whether she was killed or had committed suicide.
Khuhro said the police were investigating the case "from all angles" and added that the police will take strict measures if it turns out to be a murder case.
With additional reports from Mohammad Hussain Khan.