An autopsy report on the Pakistani medical student has confirmed that she was raped before being murdered on 16 September at Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) hostel in Larkana, a city in the north-west of the Sindh province of Pakistan.
The DNA test came up positive for a forced sexual act after the residue on the girl’s clothes was matched with her vaginal swab.
An online campaign #JusticeForNamrita has kicked off in Pakistan after the news of her rape was broken, prompting calls for a transparent probe into the matter in the absence of religious discrimination.
Social media users are also slamming the medical college, authorities and media outlets for allegedly trying to malign the character of the deceased by calling it a suicide over a failed relationship and delaying the investigation.
They already damaged her & her families reputation by throwing too much dirt. I wonder not just black sheep of society with university management but police too took part to assassinate her character and today they say she is murdered & possibly rape #JusticeForNimrita— Saif Samejo (@SaifSamejo) November 6, 2019
The incident had also led to people of India condemning it as an attack over Hindu minorities in Pakistan.
This is most shocking for making speechless! What family had suspected at the first on her tragic death is being proved by this autopsy report. Let's now demand for completion of ongoing judicial inquiry at earliest for the justice with #Nimarta. https://t.co/1bx8Mfk52C— Sikandar Ali Hullio (@HullioSikandar) November 6, 2019
Dr #NimritaKumari killed after being raped: autopsy report— SherY (@SherySyed2) November 6, 2019
She was found dead in her hostel room on Sep 2019. VC of Chandka Medical College Hospital (#CMCH) Aneela Attaullah had claimed even before Police investigation that She had committed suicide. #JusticeForNirmata pic.twitter.com/iQaH4IVLkt
People are also demanding the arrest of college authorities who presumed it to be suicide even before thorough investigation.
Dr #Nimrita killed after being raped: Autopsy report!— Dr.Masroor (@masrurkhattak) November 7, 2019
She was found dead in her hostel room last Sept 2019. VC of her medical university had claimed even B4 Police investigation that it is case of succide.Arrest V.C and all those were calling it succide!#JusticeForNimrita pic.twitter.com/VjsACrcrHP
Dr Nimrita was raped and then murdered. Authorities made us believe she committed suicide. Whatever the details maybe her autopsy reports (now out) should have been available within hours and not months after her murder.Sad.https://t.co/UiSJNTd3ln— Absa Komal (@AbsaKomal) November 6, 2019
The autopsy report has also confirmed the claims by her brother Vishal, a medical consultant at Dow Medical College in Karachi, who had strongly objected to her murder being called a suicide.
As per Pakistan daily Dawn’s report, Vishal had alleged that the marks around his sister’s neck looked like those made by a cable wire, while wounds on her arms suggested a scuffle.
The incident had led to protests by the Hindu community in her hometown of Ghotki, in the northern Sindh Province of Pakistan. Several members of the Hindu community shut down shops and businesses and came out into the streets to protest against the authorities.