The student of the college of pharmacy of Liaquat University of medical and health sciences (LUMHS) name Saira Gul, attempted suicide. She has been a victim of sexual harassment and accused two faculty members.
On October 9, Saira tried to cut her wrist veins with a blunt object in her hostel room. She was immediately taken to Civil hospital Hyderabad. She is enrolled in a graduate program and she is in her seventh semester. While talking to media she said that she is worried because of harassment.
Vice-chancellor of LHUMS made a five-member inquiry committee to know the details of this incident. On Friday Saira appeared before the inquiry committee.
The student said that she tell the university about this harassment various time but when no one heard her appeal she tries to commit suicide. She said: “ Every time when I complain about the harassment they demand concrete evidence.
Saira’s father said that her daughter had told the family about the harassment but no one take her complaint seriously.
The university administration said that they started the investigation and also recorded the statements of the victim’s family, her fellows, and staff members.
University administration said that the student never made a complaint about harassment in written form. University vice-chancellor said that he has been told that the student confronted some mental stress issues and she used to take an antidepressant.
Furthermore, the university administration said that the allegation was not true that her teacher failed her in the exam because in the university we have a digital checking system.
Students of the university protested against this case and demand the action against an instructor who is involved in this harassment.