Kashmiri MBBS Student Dies In Bangladesh

 SRINAGAR — A 22-year-old MBBS girl student from Anantnag district of south Kashmir died in Bangladesh, according to family members. 

Quratul Ain daughter of Ali Mohammad 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 told GNS. 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 Affidavit which we have done,” they said, adding, “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 told a local news agency.

 High Commission of India in Dhaka in a tweet said that it is actively coordinating with the Bangladesh authorities for the early repatriation of mortal remains of the student. “Our officers are in touch with family.” 

Earlier, former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah sought the help of outgoing external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to help in the repatriation of the body.  

“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 said in a tweet. 

“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,” Omar tweeted.

 In another tweet, Omar also appealed to the government of Bangladesh to intervene. 

“I appeal to you on behalf of the family to please intervene with the Government of Bangladesh. Any help will greatly help the family at this time of great tragedy,” Omar said.



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