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LUMS student found dead in hostel

LAHORE: A student of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) , Shahmir Asif Bajwa was mysteriously found dead in his room this morning.

The university administration has confirmed this incident in a statement.

Shahmir Bajwa was a fifth-semester student of BSc Accounting and Finance and a hosteller at LUMS. He was found unresponsive in his hostel room, ProPakistani reported.

Medical staff at LUMS was immediately called but it was too late for the unfortunate student.

The student was immediately taken to the nearest hospital, National Defence Hospital, where the doctors confirmed that Shamir had passed away earlier in the day.

LUMS has issued a statement in which the university shares its condolences over the deceased student. The statement says “Shahmir’s family has been informed. They have requested that their privacy be respected and our thoughts and prayers are with them. Our first concern in this tragedy is to support his family and each other“.

Initial news reports suggest that Shamir died of a cardiac arrest following excessive usage of drugs of some sorts.

The university, however, denied the reports of any drug usage and states that the death of Shahmir Bajwa is still being investigated.

The doctors have also confirmed that the exact details regarding the death of the student will be revealed after the full autopsy.

LUMS has also requested the media to respect the privacy of the student’s family during this tragedy and refrain from any sort of speculations regarding the cause of the Shahmir’s death.

The student’s parents have reached Lahore from Karachi, their hometown and are expected to get hold of the dead body following the autopsy today.