ABBOTTABAD: “An initial report conducted into the death of an 11-year-old maid Misbah, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances, states that she choked to death on a piece of orange,” said Hazara Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Muhammad Saeed Wazir said on Friday.
The police is awaiting the radiology and forensic reports to conclude with a final opinion on the matter.
Misbah and her elder sister were domestic employees at the house of Shoaib Ghani, the brother of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) Higher Education Minister Mushtaq Ghani. Misbah was brought to the District Headquarters Hospital’s emergency ward last month, however, she could not be saved and lost her life in the hospital’s ICU on January 25, after which she was laid to rest.
The minors body was exhumed following debates and suspicions on social and mainstream media.
“Detailed reports on her death shall be available in a week’s time and will be submitted to the provincial inspector general (IG) and Pakistan Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who was the one to take suo motu notice of the girl’s death,” said DIG Wazir.
The DIG also informed the media that according to the initial medical report, no sign of torture or sexual abuse were found on the body. The DIG has also formed a fact-finding committee which comprises of government officials, members of civil society and a medical team. The committee will submit its report to a district and sessions judge.
Kamran, the father of the deceased girl, had not accused anyone for her death and had stated that his daughter died of asthma, which was a hereditary ailment. Kamran had recalled that his four-year-old son had also died of asthma.
During his daughter’s post-mortem examination, Kamran told the media that the exhumation of the girl’s body “was a disgraceful act.”