Islamabad:The final post-mortem report of a Pakistani Hindu medical student, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room in September, has revealed that she was raped before being murdered.
A BDS final-year student at Bibi Aseefa Dental College (BADC) was found dead in her hostel room in Larkana on September 16.In the post-mortem report, issued 50 days after the incident by Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in Larkana, medico legal officer Dr Amrita on Wednesday stated that the semen of a man has been found on the deceased student, indicating signs of rape.
Police Surgeon Dr Qarar Ahmed Abbasi told Dawn that according to the final post-mortem report, the Larkana student was "murdered by strangulation after rape". "Final post-mortem report didn't establish [the] initial theory of suicide," Dr Abbasi said.The body was then shifted to the district headquarter hospital for post-mortem.
Police presumed that she had committed suicide. However, her family members, as well as Hindu community leaders, said that she was killed and demanded a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe her death.
Victim's brother Dr Vishal, a medical consultant at Dow Medical College in Karachi, had told the media that the marks around her neck suggested that she had not committed suicide.
The Sindh government had ordered a judicial inquiry, following massive province-wide agitation.
The murder probe, which is being supervised by the Larkana District and Sessions Judge on the directives of the Sindh High Court, is still underway.(UNI)