Protests continue over mysterious death of MBBS student

Published December 2, 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

HYDERABAD: A student organisation and employees of health department staged protest in Hyderabad and Dadu on Wednesday, demanding justice for MBBS student Nosheen, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in her hostel room in Chandka Medical College, Larkana on Nov 24.

In Hyderabad, Progressive Students Federation staged a demonstration outside local press club. The protester’s leaders Darya Khan Chandio, Sanjha Channa, Ansar Buriro and others said that educational institutions had become torture cells for students, especially girls.

They said that after Naila Rind and Dr Nimrata, the body of Nosheen Kazmi was found in the college in Larkana. It was regrettable that another young student had died in mysterious circumstances. Each time the death was described as suicide even before a formal investigation, they said.

They said that there was always some motive behind the killings.

They said the Sindh University students were issued show-cause notice and some were booked for observing Sindh cultural day. The FIR was lodged against students of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam which was condemnable, they said.

They demanded the authorities bring culprits in Nosheen to justice and the show-cause notices issued to students and FIR lodged against them in Tandojam be withdrawn.

DADU: Employees of the health department and all government hospitals took out a procession against Larkana police for dilly-dallying on investigation into the MBBS student’s death in CMC hostel.

The employees gathered at Dadu Civil Hospital and started the procession from the hospital’s main gate to the press club. The protest was staged on call of Pakistan Paramedical Association’s Sindh chapter.

The protesters’ leaders said that people of Sindh were deeply grieved over the tragic incident and demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan and Sindh governor take notice of it.

They said that Nosheen Shah was murdered in the same manner as Nimrata at CMC hostel and demanded Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University’s vice chancellor Dr Anila Atta Rehman and the hostel’s provost be made part of the investigation into the student’s death.

They demanded constitution of JIT to probe the sensitive case. Later, citizens and civil society activists also joined the protest in large number.

Published in Dawn, December 2nd, 2021

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