Balochistan

College student suicide: BHC orders filing of FIR

QUETTA: A bench of Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Thursday ordered the district administration of Qilla Saifullah to register FIR against the principal of the college over the suicide of a girl student.

Saqiba Kakar, a 17-year-old intermediate student of Government Girls Degree College Muslim Bagh, had led a protest against suspension of classes at her college owing to a shortage of female teachers, allegedly committed suicide two weeks ago after the college principal refused to send her examination form to the intermediate education board.

Justice Shakil Baloch of BHC while hearing a plea of the girl’s family asked why the FIR of the case not being registered on the application of the lawyer of the family of Saqiba Kakar?

The judge after hearing the sides ordered the district administration to produce a copy of the FIR before the bench in the next hearing of the case tomorrow.

The bench granted time to the administration till Tuesday for sending an application to the home secretary for formation of a judicial commission to look into the incident and adjourned the court hearing.

Saqiba Kakar’s relatives and female students of the college had staged a protest outside the court on Wednesday demanding registration of a case against the college principal and a clerk.

Earlier, officials apprised the court on the ongoing investigation into the circumstances that led the student to commit suicide.

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