NURJAM HAWARI, 19, the Nepali student of Swami Devi Dyal College, Barwala, was an aspiring cricket player. He wished to play once with Virat Kohli. And Nurjam was the most literate person in the family, said Mustaq Miya, 33, who came from Nepal to take his younger brother’s body.
“Nurjam had been interested in studies and cricket since childhood. We did not stop him from pursuing his hobbies. Although the rest of us — four brothers and two sisters — studied at a local madrasa, Nurjam was sent to a public school in Bara district. He had come to India two years back and most of his friends were settled in Delhi,” said Mustaq, who arrived along with four other relatives, including a Moulvi, from Bara district in Nepal.
Mustaq said, “We have not informed our father, Nek Mohammed Miya, 59, about Nurjam’s death because he is a heart patient. Our mother, Husalbani Khatoon, 53, has some idea about the tragedy.” The family members said that Nurjam was an introvert and he spoke less. The last time he spoke to his family members over the phone around a fortnight ago.
Mehraj, a cousin of the victim, said, “Nurjam was so passionate about cricket. He had even got two T-shirts with Nepal printed on it. He preferred to wear these T-shirts in cricket matches at the college.” Nurjam was the fourth son of his parents.
A special panel of doctors conducted postmortem on Nurjam’s body, which was handed over to his family members. The family members left for Nepal along with the body from Civil Hospital, Sector 6, around 6 pm.
However, relatives and friends of the victim, who arrived from Delhi, refused to believe the theory of police and college management that Nurjam accidentally fell off the fourth floor of his hostel building on the night of October 8. “We strongly believe Nurjam was murdered. It is not a case of accidental death. We need a thorough probe,” said Sudhir Kumar, a friend of the victim.
Police apply for call details record The Panchkula police has applied for call details record (CDR) of Nurjam Hawari’s phone number. A roommate of the victim informed the police that when the victim had left his hostel room minutes before his mysterious death, he was talking to someone over the phone. His body was spotted on the ground at 11.45 pm. The SHO of Raipurani police station, Inspector Arvind Kumar, said, “We are working on various theories. At some locations, CCTV cameras of college were not installed.”