Mystery shrouds medical student’s death near Mirpurkhas


MIRPURKHAS: Mystery shrouded medical student Saima’s suicide death near Mirpurkhas after government teams dug her grave, conducted an autopsy and sent samples of her body for a laboratory test, here on Thursday.

The local administration in presence of a Medical Board made under the supervision of Judicial Magistrate Mirpurkhas Kanwal dug out the grave of an 18-year-old medical student girl, Saima alias Bibi Marri, who was earlier reported to have committed suicide in Jumrao Canal within Khan police station limits near Mirpurkhas on March 8.

The medical board conducted an autopsy and took samples of the girl’s body for medical examination.  Saima, daughter of Maula Bux Marri, was the resident of Karachi’s Gadap town. The girl had been laid to rest at Lashkar Shah Graveyard without informing the police. The issue got the attention of police when news about girl’s burial without Kafan dress appeared on social media, sources told PPI.

Later, on the directives of top officials, SSP Mirpurkhas Abid Ali Baloch written a letter to a local court for getting permission to dig the girl’s grave and form a medical board for an autopsy.

On the permission of the court, Director General Health formed a medical board headed by Dr Naik Mohammad Bhatti and comprising Police Surgeon Syed Khalid Shah, Dr Tanveer, Dr Abdul Waheed and lady doctor Reehana. Under the supervision of Judicial Magistrate Mirpurkhas Ms Kanwal, the board team assisted by staff dug the grave, conducted an autopsy on the body and took the body samples which were later sent for laboratory test.

On March 8, Samia visited a relative’s house in Siddique Marri village after which she was returning on a bike with her cousin Mohammad Bux Marri when an incident of her drowning in Jumrao canal happed. A case was also already registered against three persons.