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Girl kidnapped, thrown in unconscious state

HYDERABAD: The family of a female student, thrown outside the house of her relatives in an unconscious state on Tuesday, have appealed to Sindh Governor and higher authorities to ensure justice to them.

An uncle of the girl narrating the ordeal said that his niece, a first-year student of the Liaquat University of Medical Sciences (LUMHS) was kidnapped from the campus on Tuesday and later found unconscious outside the house of a relative in Qasimabad.

She has been taken to a private hospital and was reportedly still unconscious and unable to share her ordeal with the family. No legal proceedings had been initiated.

The family had earlier reported to the university`s Vice-Chancellor against the activists of student wing of a nationalist party for threatening the girl on her refusal to befriend them. No action was taken then, he said.

“Resultantly, her mother accompanied her for one month and it was only today that the girl went alone,” said her uncle and denied any family dispute involving his niece.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Noshad A. Shaikh of the LUMHS admitted that the family did bring into his notice about the threats but the girl didn`t identify anyone. He said that it appeared to be a family issue and those harassing the girl doesn`t belong to his university.

He said that the family informed the administration about the disappearance of girl after 2pm on Tuesday, after the classes were over.

They said that the girl didn`t reach home after boarding the point bus after which the university was searched, said the vice-chancellor.

However, uncle of the girl was adamant that his family had identified those harassing her for the last three months.

We repeatedly disclosed the names of boys to Director Administration Dr Khadim Lakhiar and Director Academics Dr Shafi Jatoi but without any results, he said.

“Lakhair particularly insisted and asked our family not to press the matter further on the plea that it would tantamount to inviting more trouble,” and these officials said that those harassing our girl belonged to a nationalist group, he said. She also started getting SMS from different numbers.

Source: Dawn

Date:3/30/2011