Nimrita Kumari killed after being raped: autopsy report


LARKANA: The final postmortem report of Nimrita Kumari issued by Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Woman Medico-Legal Officer (WMLO) Dr Amrita on Wednesday revealed that the deceased was subjected to rape before being murdered.

As per the autopsy report, Nimrita’s death was determined to be caused by suffocation as asphyxial signs caused by a ligature on the neck were seen during the autopsy. “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 added.

Further, the report states that a DNA test confirmed the presence of male DNA profile indicated from semen residue on the deceased’s clothes whereas a vaginal swab tested positive for a forced sexual act.

Nimrita Kumari Chandani, a final year student at Bibi Aseefa Dental College (BADC), was found dead in mysterious circumstances in her hostel room on September 16, 2019.

Interestingly, Larkana Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University’s (SMBBMU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Aneela Atta Ur Rahman, prior to police investigations, had claimed that the medical student had committed suicide.

Dr Vishal, the deceased’s brother, had also claimed that his sister had been killed as she was neither depressed nor the sort who would end her own life. The claim has now been proved.

The Sindh government following massive province-wide protests had ordered a judicial inquiry into the matter.

The probe which is being conducted by the Larkana District & Sessions Judge through Sindh High Court (SHC) is still underway.