The death of a female student at Bouali Hamadani University has led to a student sit-in at the university, with students demanding accurate information about the incident.
The Kordpa website reports that on Sunday October 13, hundreds of students gathered at the university to call on officials to provide a true account of what happened to their peer.
The university administration has so far reported that Sahar Choveini, a 19-year-old student from Marivan, committed suicide. Kordpa reports that the coroner has not yet released an official report.
One of the students reportedly told a Kordpa reporter that they do not believe the victim committed suicide. The victim reportedly died at the dorm when all other residents were away for the weekend. The student claimed that the facts surrounding the death “remain suspicious.”
Kordpa reports that the victim’s body was discovered by her friends on Friday morning, the day after her death.