Thursday, October 16, 2014
A Female CSP Officer Found Burned To Death In Her Hostel Room
An accounts group probationer was found burnt to death in her hostel room at the Audit and Accounts Training Institute in Gulberg, Lahore, yesterday. Police declared the death as self-immolation in the light of initial investigation and evidences collected from the crime scene. However, the family and the colleagues ruled out the possibility of suicide. Nabiha Chaudhary, 27, of Karachi was engulfed in flames when hostel staff and other trainee officers broke into her room. Director General of the institute Shahzad Raza told that it was premature to establish if Nabiha had committed suicide. Up to 14 probationers are living in the hostel where incident took place. SP Crime Investigation Agency Umar Virk said though it was premature to establish the cause of fire. He said circumstances at the crime scene suggest that woman committed suicide and a bottle of petrol was found in the room. He said a peon had provided petrol to the victim on her request on Wednesday. Other women officers told reporters that Nabiha was religious-minded and had a strong willpower. One of her colleagues said she did not attend classes on Wednesday and seemed visibly disturbed. She said Nabiha came to class for a while and soon left it. Later shhe was found standing in the courtyard of the academy. Victim's mother Seemi Saleem said the her daughter spoke to her on phone same day at 2PM and she was normal in her conversation. Her daughter had no domestic dispute. Mrs Saleem said her daughter was a brilliant officer and could not end her life in such a way. Mrs Saleem suffered second tragedy in her life. Her husband Dr Saleem Chaudhry, who was principal Dawood Engineering College was murdered by activists of a political party in Karachi. He was honoured with Sita e Imtiaz. SP Model Town Dr Rizwan said that police seized a petrol bottle, a match box and three diaries from her room. But what about mobile phone? which every body owns and that could reveal several facts?