LAHORE: A CSS officer, Nabiha Chaudhry, who had been undergoing training allegedly immolated herself in her room at the Punjab Audit and Accounts Institute in Liberty Market on Wednesday. Nabiha Chaudhry, who belonged to the 41st batch of the Central Superior Services, had been undergoing training at the Institute since June.
Police said circumstantial evidence suggested that she ended her life by setting herself on fire after sprinkling petrol on herself. Police also recovered a bottle of petrol from the spot.
SP CIA said Nabiha had apparently committed suicide as her room was locked from inside. Police shifted the body to the morgue for autopsy to establish the cause of death. Nabiha Chaudhry hailed from Karachi.
Meanwhile, the mother and sister of the deceased rejected the police claim of her suicide. Talking to the media at the institute after arriving from Karachi, the mother questioned the basis of the police claim that Nabiha’s death appeared to be a suicide. She said that the girl who had claimed that Nabiha had procured petrol was lying, and added that the training institution would be nominated in the FIR. She said Nabiha’s father had also been murdered a few years back. “She was a brave girl. How could she take her own life?” wondered Nabiha’s mother.
Nabiha’s sister told reporters that the deceased had exchanged pleasant messages with her in the day. She added that her sister was a religious person who was quite satisfied with her life, and her being suicidal was out of the question. She said that an ASI had informed her over the phone that her sister had died in a fire incident.