The Pakistani police officials have carried out an investigation in connection with the mysterious death of a female Hindu dental student in Sindh, which has revealed that the DNA samples of a male suspect have been found on the body and clothes of the deceased Namrita Chandani.
These investigations have given a new twist to the case as earlier the college administration was claiming that the death was a suicide and had denied any foul-play.
Reportedly, Masood Bangash, who is a senior police officer in Larkana district said that they have Namrita Chandani’s DNA report which says DNA of a male person has been found on Nimrita’s body and clothes. Bangash added that the forensic laboratory has issued the DNA report of Namrita and the same will be produced before the court of law.
“Police on September 17 has sent the blood samples and clothes of Namarta to the Jamshoroo forensic laboratory. On Monday, we received the report that revealed the DNA samples of a male on her body and clothes,” he was quoted as saying by Daily Pakistan.
The officer further added that Namrita’s investigation has taken a new turn following the revelation about the DNA sample.
Hindu student Namrita Chandani, a final year BDS student in the Bibi Asifa Dental College of Larkana, Pakistan was found dead in her room in September. Namrita Chandani was found lying on a cot with a rope tied around her neck while her room was locked from inside.
She hailed from Mirpur Mathelo in Ghotki region and was pursuing medical education at Bibi Asifa Dental College. Reportedly, the college administration tried to pass it as suicide. However, the evidence points in the other direction.
There were signs that she struggled to save her life. Her phone also went missing which was later recovered by the police.
Earlier, the Sindh police had detained 32 suspects, including two classmates of the victim Mehran Abro and Ali Shan Memon, after tracing the call data from the deceased’s cell phone. The two suspects were sent into the custody by the police after they traced the call data from Namrita’s cell phone. Namrita’s room was locked from inside.
The police claimed that Abro had conceded that the two were romantically involved. According to the police officials, Abro had said that Namrita had discussed the possibility of marriage with him which he rejected.
Following the incident, the Sindh High Court on September 25 had ordered a judicial inquiry into the death case of Namrita as her family alleged that she may have been murdered. A one-member judicial commission comprising Larkana district and sessions judge had launched the probe into the death of the Hindu girl.
The brother of the victim, Dr Vishal had also said that there were signs of strangulation with a cable wire around her neck and marks on her arms which indicated she was being held down. He demanded that the case must be investigated fairly and citizens should support his family.
The mysterious death of Hindu student Namrita had come 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, at the hands of Islamic leaders who enjoy protection and promotion by the Pakistani government.