Civil services probationer found burnt to death in Pakistan

A civil servant was found burned to death in her hostel room at the Audit and Accounts Training Institute in Gulberg Lahore on Wednesday evening.

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Published: Fri 17 Oct 2014, 10:44 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 2:47 AM

Police declared the accounts group probationer’s death as suicide following initial investigation and evidences collected from the crime scene. However, the family and colleagues ruled out the possibility of self-immolation.

Twenty-seven-year-old Nabiha Chaudhry of Karachi was engulfed in flames when hostel staff and other trainee officers broke into her room.

Audit and Accounts Training Institute Director General Shahzad Raza told reporters that it was premature to establish if Nabiha had committed suicide.

Raza said that he received a call at about 4.15pm about the incident. He said the furniture of the room was also found burnt.

Nabiha had topped the civil services examination.

Her father Saleem, who was the principal of a college, was murdered in Karachi. He was earlier honoured with Sitara-i-Imtiaz.

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