Pakistani Hindu medical student who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room in September, committed suicide, a Judicial Commission probing the case said on Friday (06 December), while ruling out murder.
Nimrita Kumari’s body was found on 16 September hanging from the ceiling fan in her hostel room at the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) in Larkana. She was enrolled in the university’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery programme and was a final year student.According to sources, the Commission concluded its findings and dispatched its 17-page report to the Sindh Home Department.It was headed by District and Sessions Judge Larkana who conducted hearings of witnesses including students, teachers and staff of the Assefa Medical and Dental College, Larkana.The Commission also reviewed the police investigations, post-mortem and DNA reports, forensic data of Nimrita’s cell phone and her laptop and those of the suspects and other related evidence.
It concluded that “Nimrita was under severe stress following refusal of her marriage proposal by her friend. Owing to severe stress and dejection and frustration, Nimrita committed suicide”.While reviewing the investigations and evidence, the Commission could not detect murder in the case.However, last month in the final postmortem report of Nimrita published by Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Woman Medico-Legal Officer (WMLO) Dr Amrita , it was revealed that the victim was sexually abused before being murdered.The report also said that there were signs that she struggled to save her life. Her phone also went missing which was later recovered by the police. Questions were raised as to why her body was lying on the bed instead of hanging from the rope, as generally happens in the cases of suicide by hanging.
Source: Swarajya Mag