Petition filed in SHC for arrest of medical student’s killers


HYDERABAD: The civil society activists on Friday filed a petition in Sindh High Court Bench Hyderabad seeking punishment to the killers of Saima alias Bibi — a first-year medical student who was mysteriously found dead from Jumrao Canal near Mirpurkhas last month.

Social activist Wajid Leghari stated in the petition that the police wanted to ruin the case in a bid to save the real killers. He stated that they did not have faith in the police. They appealed to the court to provide justice in the murder case.

The victim’s father Maula Bux Marri and brother Raza Marri also told media that three accused nominated by police were innocent and declared that real accused were three other persons whom they could not registered the case due to political pressure.

They alleged that when they were coming to register the case against three those persons, but were halted by some politically linked armed men at Sultanabad stop, and they did not allow them to proceed for registering the case, but “we are fully determined to register the case against those accused very soon”.

Mystery shrouded medical student Saima’s death near Mirpurkhas after government teams dug her grave, conducted an autopsy and collected samples of her body for laboratory test.

SSP Mirpurkhas Abid Ali Baloch has suspended SHO Khan police station for delaying body samples of a first year medical girl student Saima who was found dead from Jumrao Canal near Mirpurkhas.

The body samples were scheduled to be sent to Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro for the laboratory test, but they were delayed.

The local administration in presence of a Medical Board, under the supervision of Judicial Magistrate Mirpurkhas Kanwal, dug out the grave of an 18-year-old medical student girl, who was earlier reported to have committed suicide on March 8.

The medical board conducted an autopsy and took samples of the girl’s body for medical examination. Saima was the resident of Karachi’s Gadap town. She was laid to rest at Lashkar Shah Graveyard without informing the police. The issue got the attention of police when news about the girl’s burial without shroud appeared on social medial.

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. The board then team assisted by staff dug the grave, conducted an autopsy on the body and took the body samples 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 his cousin Mohammad Bux Marri when the incident of her drowning in Jumrao canal happed. A case was also registered against three persons.