Srinagar: A 22-year-old MBBS girl student from Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir died in Bangladesh, according to family members.
Quratul Ain daughter of Ali Mohd Bhat, a resident of Bun Dialgam Anantnag was pursuing MBBS final year in Tahir Ul Nisa Medical College.
“She spoke to us on phone last night and today we were informed she didn’t wake up and was found dead inside her hostel room,” a family member said.
The family urged MEA to help them get her body home.
“We urge the government of India through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to see that the body is brought to Anantnag for last rites. “We have been asked by the Bangladesh authorities to follow some procedures including sending an Affadavit which we have done,” they said.
“We request the government of India especially Minister of external affairs to ensure that body is brought to Anantnag for last rites,” Naveed Bhat, brother of the deceased said.
The family also demanded an investigation into the girl’s death.
Meanwhile, the Working Journalists Association of Anantnag has appealed NC Vice President Omar Abdullah to help them retrieve the dead body of the girl.
Dear @SushmaSwaraj sahiba, I have received this request for help from journalists in Anantnag. Their colleague lost his sister Quaratulain, a student at Tahir-ul-Nissa medical college in Bangladesh. The family needs assistance getting the young lady’s mortal remains back. pic.twitter.com/sEXvHw27Bi
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 13, 2019
PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti also appealed to Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help the family to get her body home.
Dear @SushmaSwaraj ji, Quratul Ain, a kashmiri student has died in Bangladesh. She was pursuing her studies in Tahir Ul Nisa Medical College. Request your help to the family to get her body home.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) April 13, 2019
(With input from GNS)