College student critical after `suicide bid` – 30 Jun 2022

LAHORE: A Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) student suffered injuries when she jumped from the third storey of the Faculty of Social Sciences building on Wednesday.

The student is enrolled in Bachelor of Science (BS) 8th semester of the physic department and visited the university to submit her thesis. She suffered head injuries and was taken to the Services Hospital where she was said to be in a critical condition.

Services Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Aamir told reporters that one leg of the girl was broken and she also suffered injuries on head.

He said neurosurgeons would further examine her once she regained consciousness.

He said all possible medical care was being provided to the patient.

The girl`s mother said her daughter was unhappy over her marriage which took place on June 13 at Hasilpur, a tehsil of Rajanpur.

She said her daughter left home on June 22 and reached the university to complete her studies.

LCWU Vice Chancellor Dr Bushra Mirza constituted a four-member committee to probe the incident and submit a report. The committee members are Department of Physics chairperson Dr Zohra Kiyani, Student Affairs Director Sameera Sajjad, the registrar and Chief Security Officer Qadeer Sulehri.

LCWU spokesperson Naveed Iqbal told Dawn that initial investigation revealed that the student tried to commit suicide due to personal issues. He said the student belonged to the final semester and she had also completed her research work before the last date.

Asked about any pressure from the university administration, he denied and said: `The administration has nothing to do with it`.

He said the committee would submit its report on Thursday (today).

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