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Suspect in SU student’s suicide case remanded

HYDERABAD: The Jamshoro police on Saturday obtained a remand of Anis Khaskheli, who was booked a day earlier at the Jamshoro police station for allegedly trapping Sindh University student Naila Rind and then blackmailing her until she committed suicide on Jan 1.

Khaskheli was booked under Sections 315, 316 and 509 of the Pakistan Penal Code, Section 6/7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 and Sections 3 and 9 of the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act, 2009 on the complaint of her brother Nisar Rind.

The police first took Khaskheli to the antiterrorism court but since its judge was on leave, they produced him in the Hyderabad district and sessions court, which remanded him in police custody for six days instead of 15 as was requested.

The body of the woman was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room and ensuing police investigations revealed involvement of Khaskheli in certain illegal activities that forced her to kill herself.

Speaking to Dawn over phone from his native town, Qambar, on Saturday, Nisar Rind expressed the hope that his family would get justice as the police, who had initially been insisting that it was a simple case of suicide, were now convinced about a motive and involvement of some other person(s) in the whole affair. He said he was not sure whether Anis Khaskheli alone was responsible for her suicide.

Strike, rallies in Qambar

A group of civil society activists organised a rally and blocked several main roads while burning tyres in Qambar on Saturday causing a total shutter-down, adds our Larkana correspondent.

The self-proclaimed ‘Shaheed Naila struggle committee’ had given a strike call for the day in protest against the attitude of Jamshoro police towards Naila Rind’s case.

The rally emerged from the cricket ground in the town and ended at Martyrs Square, where a demonstration was held.

Speaking to the participants, Nazeer Ahmed Tunio, Mohammed Ali Hakro and Ayaz Chandio condemned the police for trying to ‘hush up’ the case until the aggrieved family forced them to investigate the matter. They insisted that it was a murder case and must be investigated accordingly.

They expressed their lack of confidence in the police investigation led by the Hyderabad DIG, arguing that the SU administration and Marvi hostel management were not included in the ambit of the probe. They called for a judicial inquiry, to be headed by a sitting judge of the Sindh High Court, into the matter.

The Larkana chapter of the Sindh Human Rights Organisation also took out a rally in Larkana on Saturday. Led by Ustad Khalid Chandio, Amar Fayyaz, Sattar Hulio and Nayab Sarkash Sindhi, the participants held a demonstration outside the local press club and called for a judicial inquiry so that all those involved in the illegal activities leading to the death of Naila Rind were exposed.

Courtesy : Dawn News



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