Girl student dies of suffocation in Ganderbal

Girl student dies of suffocation in Ganderbal
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Ganderbal: A female student died while another was hospitalised in a critical condition caused by suffocation in Ganderbal district on Sunday evening. An official said that two students of Central University of Kashmir (CUK), hailing from Poonch were on Sunday found unconscious at their rented room in Wanipora area of Saloora in Ganderbal district.

He said that both the students were moved to District Hospital Ganderbal, where doctors declared one among them as dead, while the second student was hospitalised for treatment.

DySP Headquarters, Ganderbal, Dr Abdul Majid told Greater Kashmir the two students had taken a room on rent in Saloora area, where the duo was found unconscious.

"They were shifted to the district hospital but one among them was brought dead. The other student is under treatment and is stable" the official said. He said that the incident is likely to have happened because of suffocation. However, further investigation in this regard has been taken up. The deceased has been identified as 25-year old Shahnaz Kounsar, daughter of Mumtaz Ahmad Khan from Naqam Jadi, Tehsil Mendhar in District Poonch.

Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Ganderbal Dr Yasmeen said "among the two students received at the hospital, one was brought dead". Meanwhile, the second student reached the hospital in a critical condition but was stable now, she added.

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