Kashmiri MBBS student dies in Bangladesh
Mehbooba, Omar seek Swaraj’s help to get her mortal remains here
Srinagar, Apr 13: Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah on Saturday sought the help of outgoing External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to help in the repatriation of the body of a Kashmiri girl student who passed away in Bangladesh.
Reports said Quratul Ain, daughter of Ali Mohammad Bhat, a resident of Bun Dialgam Anantnag in south Kashmir was a fourth semester MBBS student at Tahir-un-Nisa Medical College, Gazipur.
They said that Quratul Ain was shifted to a nearby hospital after she fell ill. However, she passed away at the facility.
Reports said the family members of the deceased couldn’t travel to Bangladesh due to lack of travel documents, which prompted Mehbooba Mufti to request Sushma Swaraj to intervene.
“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.
Posting a hand-written letter from a journalist on Twitter, Omar Abdullah also sought assistance from Swaraj.
“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.