Courts grants approval to exhume body of Karachi doctor-blogger

Her father claims she was drugged, raped
Photo: File
Photo: File

A Mirpurkhas sessions court has granted permission to exhume the body of the doctor-blogger who had died by suicide in DHA on August 18.

Last week, the Karachi police submitted a written request to the court for the exhumation and post-mortem of the body.

Initially, the request was sent to a court in Karachi, which had rejected it stating that the decision was to be taken by the court of the city where the victim was laid to rest.

Following the court approval, a team of doctors, surgeons, police officers and medico legal officers will visit the graveyard in Mirpurkhas where the deceased’s body is buried.

The decision was announced after the victim’s father claimed that she was drugged and raped by her ‘friends’.

According to the police, the exhumation and post-mortem examination is important as it will determine the truth behind the father’s allegations.

The 24-year-old woman was brought to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on August 18 night in a pulse-less condition, according to the hospital’s executive director, Dr Seemin Jamali.

Her family brought her in and said she had shot herself in the bathroom of a house in DHA Phase-IV. There was confusion over whether the young woman was murdered or committed suicide but it was later determined to be a death by suicide.

Dr Jamali confirmed that the young woman sustained a gunshot wound to her left parietal side (left side of her head) and the bullet exited from the right parietal side. The woman was right-handed, and Dr Jamali said in such cases it is more likely that the entry wound is on the right side.

However, she did not rule out the injury being self-inflicted. The woman died before hospital staff were able to put her on a ventilator. No post-mortem examination was conducted at the family’s request and they have reportedly buried her in Mirpurkhas, she confirmed.

The Gizri police have registered an FIR against Junaid Khan, Waqas Hassan Rizvi, and Dr Irfan Qureshi on the complaint of the victim’s father who held the three men responsible for his daughter’s death.




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