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Monday Sep 16 2019

Medical student Nimrita Kumari's body found in Larkana hostel

LARKANA: A medical student in the city's Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) was found dead in her hostel room on Monday under suspicious circumstances.

Nimrita Kumari, a student of the SMBBMU's Bibi Aseefa Dental College, was found dead on Monday, the university administration said, adding that she had allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan in her hostel room.

Kumari was enrolled in the university's Bachelor of Dental Surgery programme and was a final-year student.

The university's vice chancellor, Aneela Atta-ur-Rahman, said in this regard they had formed a committee to probe Kumari's alleged suicide. It would be headed by the principal of Larkana's Chandka Medical College, she added.

The late student's parents, who live in Karachi, had been informed, the VC added.

Police, on the other hand, said they had sealed Kumari's room and were conducting an investigation in this regard.