Judicial probe into Nimrita’s death to begin on Sept 27 as SHC gives nod – Pakistan

Larkana's district judge and sessions will begin on September 27 a judicial investigation into the death of Nimrita Chandani, a senior BDS student at Bibi Aseefa Dental College (BADC) who was found dead in her hostel room two weeks ago , after Sindh High School The court (SHC) granted permission on Wednesday in this regard.

The judge had asked for permission after a letter written by the Sindh government, seeking judicial investigation into the matter.

Larkana Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Irfan Ali Baloch confirmed the development to Dawn. The officer said he and Larkana SSP Masood Bangash held a meeting today with the judge.

"It was decided that the judge will begin the judicial investigation process on Friday," he added.

The DIG said Bangash would share his findings in the case with the judge and submit relevant reports on students and other aspects during the investigation procedures.

He said the judge is likely to visit the hostel room, where the body had been recovered. He also said that forensic reports of cell phones and laptops held by police would also be shared with the judge.

On September 16, Nimrita was found dead in her hostel's room in mysterious circumstances. The police presumed that he had committed suicide. However, her family members, as well as the leaders of the Hindu community, insisted that she was killed and demanded that a joint investigation team (JIT) be formed to investigate her death.

Nimrita's brother, Dr. Vishal, a medical consultant at Dow Medical College in Karachi, had 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.

On September 17, Larkana police arrested two students of the dental school attended by Nimrita. According to police sources, the two students are the girl's classmates.

A source said: "They are being interrogated and their cell phones and laptops are being examined." According to a source, one of the two suspects in custody had already deleted about 40 text messages exchanged with the girl on her cell phone. However, an examination of the girl's phone revealed those conversations, he added.

On September 18, the Sindh government requested the Larkana session court to conduct a judicial investigation into the death. Section Officer Aijaz Ali Bhatti wrote a letter to the district and session judge, requesting that a judicial investigation be carried out on the matter. The letter also ordered the deputy commissioner of Larkana and the SSP to "extend all possible cooperation in the [conducting] of judicial investigation. "

On September 22, the judge seemed reluctant to conduct a judicial investigation into the mysterious death. It was learned that an objection by the judge was that the department of origin had made the request directly [the sessions judge] while the SHC registrar should have issued such a directive.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1507294/judicial-probe-into-nimritas-death-to-begin-on-sept-27-as-shc-gives-nod


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