Students lock Comsats University over student’s death
Islamabad (TP) October 4, 2019: Students of the Comsats University Islamabad locked down the university campus over the death of a student who had died of a head injury after he fainted and collapsed following cardiac arrest.
According to the protesting students, Inam, a student of BBA suddenly collapsed on the premises of the university after he fainted and the student had called a private ambulance to take the student to hospital but the security guards allegedly did not allow it to enter the campus.
According to the students, who put a siege to the administration block in protest, alleged that Inam died of the alleged negligence of the university administration who failed to arrange an ambulance on time to take the fainted student to the hospital. The university administration denied the charges.
The protesting students said that the life of Inam could have been saved if an ambulance had been arranged on time.
The students, who had locked down the university in protest, demanded the immediate resignation of “controversial” interim rector Raheel Qamar for allegedly mishandling the episode.
Three weeks ago, a security guard was murdered inside the Comsats University campus but the matter was allegedly hushed up by the administration.
Sources claimed that Interim Rector Raheel Qamar has recently appointed a blue-eyed favourite as head of the security staff under whose watch the security guard was murdered and today a student died of the security’s apathy and incompetent administration.
The protesting students alleged that the university administration instead of focusing on students’ academics and well-being have been indulged in corruption, plagiarism and nepotism for the last several years.
The students demanded that Minister for Human Rights and Minister for Science & Technology take strict punitive action against the interim rector of Comsats University and his apathetic administration.
Meanwhile, the university administration denied the allegations that Inam did not get the needed treatment for the cardiac arrest he had suffered. The university administration said in a press release that Inam was provided medical treatment on the campus’ medical centre before he was rushed to the National Institute of Health Medical Complex, Islamabad, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.