LAHORE - Police are investigating the unexplained death of a university student after her body was discovered from the washroom of a private hostel in Wahdat Colony.
The body was handed over to the family late yesterday night after an autopsy.
The 30-year-old MSc student - identified as Afzana Rashid- was studying at the Punjab University’s Mathematics department. She was residing in a girls-hostel located near Muslim Town.
Other girls living in the hostel disclosed the incident to the police after they witnessed her body inside the washroom on Saturday morning.
“There is a single washroom in the hostel and the girls there got worried as Afzana did not come out of the bathroom. They (girls) waited for a considerable time but then started knocking the door,” said police officer Javed after visiting the crime scene.
One of the girls scaled up the bathroom’s wall and started crying as she witnessed the body inside, the sub-inspector said. “Water was overflowing in the washroom”.
Cops and forensic experts rushed to the crime scene soon after the girls disclosed the happening the police. An ambulance was seen leaving the hostel to shift the body to Jinnah Hospital’s morgue.
Her close relatives reached Lahore from Hafizabad district as police notified the family.
A close relative of the lady told police investigators that she was suffering from a disease and “she used to fell unconscious”. The family member however did not give further details of the disease to the cops.
According to an investigator, the family resisted autopsy of the body and was unwilling to initiate any legal action. But, the police sent the body to the morgue where a team of doctors performed her autopsy.
Sources close to the investigations said some body swabs were sent to the Punjab forensic science agency for further investigations. A duty-officer at the Wahdat Colony police station said the police would proceed to legal action after getting the medical examination report of the deceased. Further investigations were underway.