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18-yr-old law student found dead in PU hostel room

A first-year girl student at the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) at Panjab University was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her hostel room on Thursday afternoon.

punjab Updated: Nov 25, 2016 13:11 IST
HT Correspondent
Loveleen Kaur.
Loveleen Kaur.(HT Photo)

A first-year girl student at the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) at Panjab University was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her hostel room on Thursday afternoon.

Loveleen Kaur, 18, an occupant of room number 22 in Savitri Bai Phule Hall (hostel number 5), was declared brought dead at Government Multispeciality Hospital, Sector 16, around 5.30pm.

Her roommate and senior Money Kamboj, who first raised the alarm, after Loveleen did not stir from bed the entire day said, “She slept on Wednesday around 9.30 pm having her dinner. In the morning, I did not wake her up and went for my class. When I returned, I found her sleeping in the same posture. I tried waking her up but she did not respond.”

She added, “I had to call the warden and other officials and rushed her to the hospital in Sector 16, where doctors declared her brought dead.”

Money claimed that Loveleen had never complained of any medical illness ever before or any other personal problem. Her other friends also recalled her as a cheerful person.

Her friends recalled her as a cheerful person in the department. Loveleen’s room in the PU hostel was later sealed for investigation and her body is in the mortuary of the hospital.

Sector-11 SHO Narinder Patial said, “We are investigating the case, while the inquest proceedings have been initiated. The picture will be clear after the autopsy report.”

Another senior police official stated that the death might have occurred due to heart attack since there are no signs of food poisoning or any signs of suicide. Wardens at the university, vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover and registrar Col GS Chadha (retd) also visited the spot. Senior police officials, including DSP Jaswinder Singh, also visited the spot. Loveleen’s family in Gurdaspur had been informed, but her local guardians had arrived.