Students hold protest over woman’s death at Islamabad Bahria University

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27 Sep, 2019 1:02 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Students of Islamabad Bahria University on Friday held protest against its administration over the death of a young girl student who died after falling from the fourth floor of the varsity building.

According to the reports, dozens of the students boycotted the classes and staged a demonstration against the administration. They also raised slogans against the university administration.

Holding placards inscribed with various slogans, the protesting students demanded justice for the deceased. They questioned why they were forced to take classes in an under-construction building.

Earlier on Thursday, young girl student died after falling from the fourth floor of a Bahria University building, police and hospital staff said. The deceased, 23-year-old Haleema Amin, was a bachelors student in her second semester at Bahria University, they said. She fell from the fourth floor of a new university block that has yet to be completed.

Hospital staff said Amin was brought to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) in the afternoon by university staff, including a doctor. She was conscious at the time, but had suffered multiple fractures including her backbone, they said.

They said she was kept under observation and provided treatment, but died at around 4:30pm. They added that her body was later taken from the hospital by the same people who brought her to Pims.

The Margalla police said they learned of the incident when the woman was brought to the hospital. They said they were told she fell off the building while taking a selfie.

They said the police were denied access to examine the scene of the incident by the university. The police were told the university would establish what had happened and inform the police afterwards, and submit a report in this regard.

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