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Nimrah Baig: What we know so far about killing of medical student in Karachi

KARACHI: Nimrah Baig, a 22-year old medial student, lost her life  during an exchange of fire between the Karachi Police and a group of robbers.

According to police, the incident took place on Shahrahe Noor Jahan in which a robber was also killed. The student was shifted to a hospital where she succumbed to her wounds. The police said shots fired by robbers killed the student of Dow University of Health Sciences.

Meanwhile, sources said lady Medico Legal Officer (MLO)  at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre refused to carry out post mortem examination on the body.

A photo of Nimarh Baig’s Computerized National Identity Card

The MLO, the sources said, asked police to take the body of Nimrah Baig to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for the post mortem where the injured student was initially shifted and latter referred to the JPMC.

Police officials said Nimarah Baig died in JPMC which also issued the death certificate, adding that MLO’s refusal was incomprehensible.

The sources said the body was kept at the hospital for several hours at the JPMC.

Zaki Ahmed, a maternal uncle of the deceased, told media that circumstances surrounding the death suggest his niece was hit by police fire.

The student died at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center

“We want neutral inquiry,” he said and complained of the situation at the JPMC where they were made to wait for hours. 

He asked higher authorities to take notice of the apathy being shown by the staff at the medical facility.

The family said they came to know about the incident through media and tried to contact Nimrah Baig.

Meanwhile, social media users expressed anger and grief over the killing of the young student  with many people blaming police for the incident.

Some others called on the government to train the police to ensure safety of citizens while chasing or engaging them in a gun battle.

Last month, the entire country was swept by a wave of anger and grief when Counter- Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab Police shot dead four people including a couple, their teenage daughter and another man.

Rao Anwar, a former SSP of Karachi’s Malir district, sparked anger across the country after killing Naqibullah Mehsood, a young aspiring model in Karachi after declaring him a terrorist.

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