KARACHI: Outrage poured in when Nimrita Kumari, a final year student of Bibi Asifa Dental College, was found dead in her hostel room in September this year. At the time, it was announced that by Larkana Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University’s (SMBBMU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Aneela Atta Ur Rahman, prior to police investigations, that the 25-year-old medical student had committed suicide, according to Pakistan Today.
It wasn’t till people started protesting and rioting against the news that the Sindh government ordered a judicial inquiry into the matter and requested for a post mortem report by forensic experts.
Finally, Kumari’s postmortem report has been issued by Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Woman Medico-Legal Officer (WMLO) Dr Amrita on Wednesday and it has revealed that the deceased was subjected to rape before being murdered.
Her death was confirmed by suffocation as marks were visible around her neck. “The ligature marks also tally with the information. Such signs are produced either in strangulation or hanging and are to be ascertained through circumstantial evidence as corroborative at the crime scene by state investigation authorities,” the WMLO stated.
The report also confirms the presence of male DNA from semen residue found on Kumari’s clothes and a vaginal swab tested as positive for a forced sexual act.
#JusticeforNimrita is trending on Twitter and people are asking for accountability for her rape and murder.