Gilgit, May 21: A trainee Nursing Assistant, “S”, who was found dead hanging from ceiling of her room at the District Headquarter Hospital, Gilgit, was being harassed by three of her male colleagues. The male colleagues used to send her profane and threatening messages on her cell phone.
These revelations were made by police investigators in Gilgit, based on the information obtained from the 22 year old Nurse’s cell phone. The cell phone record has also revealed several leads that may help resolve the mysterious case of S’ death.
According to reports a draft (unsent) message in the cell phone of S was marked for her father, in which, she had also disclosed name and location of a male colleague who used to harass her and also, allegedly, tried to blackmail her. “…. if anything bad happens to me in my life, Jarrar Hussain from Amphary (name of a place in Gilgit city) will be responsible”, she had reportedly intended to tell her father. That the message was written but unsent may mean anything, including possible momentary lack of credit to the lack of courage, faced by many in a patriarchal society like that of Gilgit – Baltistan.
Police have also found profane and threatening messages in S’ cell phone from two other numbers.
Jarrar Hussain and another man have been arrested while the search is on for a third alleged accomplice.
Coordinator of Pakistan Human Rights Commission, GB, has said that the police investigation is being watched and all efforts will be made to ensure justice.