Lahore: A judicial probe launched on Wednesday by Pakistani authorities into the mysterious death of a Hindu doctor in Sindh province, following a high court order.
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A final-year student of Bibi Asifa Dental College in Sindh province, Namrita Kumari was found dead on a cot by her friends on September 16 with a rope tied to her neck.
A one-member judicial commission comprising Larkana district and sessions judge launched the probe into the death of the Hindu girl.
The judge held a meeting with Larkana SSP Masood Bangash, who briefed him over the case in detail. “The judge will record statements of all parties concerned from Friday,” Bangish said, adding that the judge would also visit the hostel room, where the body was found, and also examine forensic reports of cell phones and laptops taken into custody by police.
It was ordered by the Sindh High Court on September 25 a judicial inquiry into the death case of Chandni, after her family suspected that she may have been murdered.
Earlier, the administration of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University had said that Chandni allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan in her room in the university’s hostel. Chandni’s brother Dr. Vishal, a medical consultant in Dow Medical College in Karachi, has said that the marks around her neck suggested that she had not committed suicide.
Police also arrested two students Mehran Abroo and Shan Ali from Chandni’s college who were considered close to her. Their cell phones and laptops are being examined.
The marks on her neck looked like those made by cable wires, although the wounds on her arms suggested that someone was holding her down, he was quoted as saying by the Pakistani media.
These two persons had deleted around 40 text messages exchanged with Chandni; it seemed that they had close relation with her. An examination of the girl’s phone revealed those conversations, a police official said.
Police claimed that Abro had accepted that the two were romantically involved. Abro said Chandni had discussed the possibility of marriage with him. He also exposed that he rejected a marriage proposal from her, according to the police officials reporting.