AKU nursing school student commits suicide

A student of the Aga Khan University Hospital’s (AKUH) School of Nursing committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his dormitory room in the main hostel on Wednesday evening, said police.

Waseemullah, son of Hussainullah, a native of Gilgit, was a BSc student in the second year of the nursing school at the AKUH. He was found dead on Thursday morning in Room 227. This was the same room in which a 21-year-old medical student from Chitral was found dead in April 2010, said a guard on campus.

“Waseemullah was intelligent, passionate and an active student and was on full scholarship with a guaranteed job after the completion of his studies,” a university spokesperson said.

A nursing examination scheduled for today has been postponed and educational activities will remain suspended in AKU medical colleges and nursing school.