On Thursday, the Sindh Police finally arrested two students in connection with the murder of Namrita Chandani, a Hindu girl who was found murdered at her university hostel under mysterious circumstances a few days ago in Larkana, Pakistan.
According to the reports, two classmates of Namrita Chandani, the girl whose dead body was found mysteriously in the hostel room, have been detained by the police in Pakistan’s Sindh province.
The two suspects have been taken into the custody by the police after they traced the call data from Namrita’s cell phone. Namrita’s room was locked from inside. However, the police have not yet ascertained whether she committed suicide or was murdered.
Masood Bangash, SSP of Larkana stated that both suspects were Namrita’s fellow classmates and were taken into custody after tracing the call details from the deceased’s cell phone. According to police, picture evidence and other materials including exam passes were found from Namrita’s hostel room. The laptop of the deceased is also being inspected for possible clues by investigators.
Reportedly, the police officer said that some of the text messages have been removed from Namrita’s cell phone and added that her mobile phone had been sent for forensic examination to FIA head office in Islamabad.
The mysterious murder of Namrita has raised suspicions whether they were attempts to forceful conversions, which has become rampant in Pakistan especially in Sindh.
Namrita Chandni, a final-year student of Bibi Asifa Dental College in Larkana district, was found dead lying on a cot with a rope tied to her neck on Monday. Chandani, who belonged to Ghotki town, was found lying on a charpoy earlier this week with a piece of cloth tied to her neck while her room was locked from inside.
The police and other authorities have tried to downplay the incident by saying that she committed suicide. However, her family has asserted that she was murdered. Her brother, Vishal who is a medical consultant, said that the preliminary checkup showed that she was murdered.
In his statement to the media, Vishaal had also said that the family had sought permission from the local administration for conducting a post-mortem of his sister from a private hospital and bearing all of the expenses.
The mysterious death of Hindu student Namrita comes just a day after violence against minority Hindus was unleashed by Muslims from Ghotki, Pakistan, the region where the deceased hailed from. Ghotki, a city in Pakistan’s Sindh province has been known for the persecution of Hindus, who are in minority in Pakistan.
On Sunday, following an allegation of blasphemy against a Hindu school principal, Hindu temples, shops and homes of minority Hindus were ransacked by Muslim rioters. However, later it was revealed that the attack on Hindus was a pre-planned event to cover-up a child abduction incident. The school principal had thwarted efforts by giving refuge to one of the Hindu girls, who was abducted by associates of child kidnapper Mian Mitho.