Larkana police try to allay fears of heirs as protests over CMC student’s mysterious death continue

Published November 29, 2021
Protesting doctors and paramedics hold a demonstration outside the Shaikh Zayed Hospital for Women building. — Dawn/File
Protesting doctors and paramedics hold a demonstration outside the Shaikh Zayed Hospital for Women building. — Dawn/File

DADU: Larkana SSP visited bereaved family members of Dr Nosheen here on Sunday and tried to allay their fears over police investigation into the mysterious death of their loved one, who was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her hostel room in Chandka Medical College on Nov 24, as protests continue over police failure to solve the case.

SSP Imran Qureshi told media persons after meeting Dr Nosheen’s father Syed Hidayatullah Shah Kazmi, uncle Syed Fida Hussain Shah Kazmi and other family members that parents were right to have reservations over the probe but he had assured them that everything would be cleared up after the autopsy report was released.

He said that on the face of it the incident appeared to be a suicide but the probe was under way to unearth evidence that might determine the nature of her death.

He said that the victim’s mobile data showed she had talked only on three numbers, her father’s, mother’s and her friend’s. Police were honestly investigating this sensitive incident and would soon bring the facts to fore, he said.

Meanwhile, activists of Awami Sath and a number of other civil society organisations took out a procession to express solidarity with family of Dr Nosheen and protest against police failure to solve the case of mysterious death.

The protesters led by Abbas Vighio, Asif Jamali and Qadir Jamali warned if action was not taken against vice chancellor of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), registrar, provost and warden of CMC hostel and real culprits involved in this tragic incident were not arrested, they would stage a demonstration before Bilawal House in Karachi and chief minister’s residence in Wahur village.

They expressed surprise over the silence of PPP chairman and other leaders on the tragic incident and said the only recourse was to begin judicial inquiry into the student’s death.

In Johi, a large number of townspeople took out a procession and demanded arres­ting the culprits involved in Dr Nosheen’s death.

VC cancels UK trip

LARKANA: SMBBMU’s VC Prof Dr Anila Atta-ur-Rehman who was scheduled to leave for United Kingdom on a ten-day visit on Dec 1 has decided to cancel her private trip, saying she feels it is important for her to remain present on the campus in the wake of student’s death.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2021

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