23-year-old Haleema Amin, was a bachelors student in her second semester at Bahria University, fell from the fourth floor of a new university block that has yet to be completed.
The university administration took her to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). She was conscious at the time, but had suffered multiple fractures. She was then shifted to CMH where she was kept under observation. Haleema passed away at CMH on the same afternoon.
The students of the university are saying that the building was under construction and was not fit to be used for classes. The building was opened on 11 September with limited facilities and there were no warning signs placed around the construction area.
According to the doctor, the student had multiple fractures and her backbone was also affected when she was brought the hospital and she expired later that afternoon.
The students of the university have arranged peaceful protest against the management and are demanding justice for Haleema Amin. Reportedly, parents of the deceased 23-years-old student are being pressurized to step back by the administration who are trying to divert the blame on others.
According to the reports, dozens of the students boycotted the classes and staged a demonstration against the administration. They also raised slogans against the university administration.
Holding placards inscribed with various slogans, the protesting students demanded justice for the deceased. They questioned why they were forced to take classes in an under-construction building.
The Margalla police of Islamabad said they learned of the incident when the woman was brought to the hospital. They said they were told she fell off the building while taking a selfie.
They said the police were denied access to examine the scene of the incident by the university. The police were told the university would establish what had happened and inform the police afterwards, and submit a report in this regard.
The police said the woman’s family has yet to be approached for legal action, and her body is not with the police or the hospital. They said legal action will be taken, including an autopsy, if a complaint is lodged with the police.