Namrita Chandani a final year student of Bibi Asifa Dental College, Larkana, was found dead in her hostel room on September 16, 2019. She was found lying her bed with a rope tied to her neck while her room was locked from inside.
The victim was discovered after her colleagues who knocked at her room’s door grew worried when Chandani did not respond for several minutes and door was broken later.
Whereas, Larkana Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University’s (SMBBMU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Aneela Atta Ur Rahman, prior to police investigations, had claimed that the 25-year-old medical student had committed suicide.
Body of Nimrita recieved from hostel room, with bruises on neck suspected suicide but family thinks that she has been killed, a thorough investigation should be conducted and if found homicide culprits should be arrested.
Previously, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had disclosed Namrita was in regular contact with an arrested fellow student, Mehran Abro, but nothing beyond that was ever established.
The Sindh government following massive province-wide protests had ordered a judicial inquiry into the matter.
The post-mortem report noted that the wound marks on the victim’s neck were “narrower in width”, which he said, clearly showed that that the wound wasn’t caused by a dupatta; instead, it was caused by a “rope-like thing or material”.
The murder probe is still underway.