DOUBTS have been raised over the autopsy report of a Hindu dental college student found dead in her hostel room in Pakistan’s Sindh province, as some medico-legal experts cited several flaws in it, according to a media report. Namrita Chandni, a final-year student of Bibi Asifa Dental College in Larkana district and a social activist, was found lying on a cot by her friends on Monday with a rope tied to her neck. Her room was locked from inside.
Police is yet to ascertain whether the girl committed suicide or was murdered. The girl hailed from Ghotki district, which recently witnessed riots over after a school principal from the minority Hindu community was booked on charges of alleged blasphemy. Experts and officials of the medico-legal section of the health department in Karachi believe that the autopsy report carried many flaws and missed key facts. They said that the ligature mark in picture was not due to a dupatta.
“It was some rope material,” Dawn newspaper quoted a senior official, who wished not to be named, as saying. “The post-mortem findings show suicide but ligature mark shows strangulation,” said the expert.