Committee formed to investigate female student’s death at Rawalpindi hostel

A committee has been formed to investigate the death of female student at the Government Post Graduate College For Women in Rawalpindi.

The 20-year-old died at the college hostel on September 27 after she fell ill and the warden refused to call her an ambulance. Students at the college say the administration is trying to cover up her death by calling it a suicide.

Raja Rashid Hafeez will be heading the committee meeting to be held on Tuesday.

“We have included students in the committee formed by the directorate of colleges,” said Raja Rashid Hafeez, Punjab’s education minister. “The committee will hold its first meeting tomorrow [Tuesday] at the college at 11am,” he said.

“Any final decision can be only reached once the postmortem results are received,” he explained.

Also read: Students at a Rawalpindi college say they won’t allow their classmate’s death to be covered up

“Students who were protesting will not be suspended from the college,” he assured. Hundreds of students have been protesting outside the college against the hostel administration’s role in the girl’s death. They also boycotted classes.

The students have been asked to list down their problems and present them before the committee.  The minister said that the college will resume its educational activities by Tuesday or Wednesday.



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