Chandigarh girl’s death shrouded in mystery

Chandigarh girl’s death shrouded in mystery

My daughter was not very social, says father

Father and relatives of Loveleen with pictures of her. Express
Father and relatives of Loveleen with pictures of her. (Express Photo)

A BOARD of doctors has sent viscera samples of 18-year-old Panjab University (PU) law student for forensic examination to know the cause of her death. Loveleen Kaur was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room at the university hostel on Thursday evening.

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Doctors on Friday also conducted post-mortem of Kaur, a first year student at University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University. After the post-mortem was conducted, the doctors decided to sent the viscera samples of the deceased to the forensic laboratory to know the exact cause of death.

SHO Sector 11 police station Inspector Narender Patial said the cause of death could be heart failure. “We will wait for the report and then only the exact cause could be confirmed,” he said. An inquest has already been initiated by police into the incident. The family members of the deceased have ruled out foul play. “I met my daughter on Sunday and we had lunch together. She didn’t complain of any tension,” said Tarlochan Singh, the girl’s father, on Friday.

Singh, who runs a business in Gurdaspur, said her daughter always wanted to become a lawyer. “She stood third in the Panjab University entrance test and also won a state level prize in her studies. My daughter was not very social,” he said.

On Thursday evening, Kaur, according to her roommate Mani Kamboj, had slept normally on Wednesday night in the room. On Thursday evening, when Kamboj returned to the room from the class, she tried to wake her up and found her unconscious and subsequently informed the authorities. The girl was immediately taken to the GMSH in Sector 16 where she was declared brought dead by the doctors.