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Body of Kashmiri MBBS student being flown back home from Bangladesh

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An aircraft carrying the mortal remains of a Kashmiri girl, who was pursuing her MBBS degree from a private medical college in Bangladesh, took off from Dhaka on Sunday.

Quratul Ain, a fourth-year MBBS student from Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, died on Saturday after suffering a seizure at the hostel of Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College (TMMC) in Bangladesh’s Ghazipur district, according to bdnews24.com.

“Our thoughts are with the dear ones of Ms.Quaratul Ain. Air India flight AI 229 carrying her mortal remains has taken off from Dhaka,” the Indian High Commission here tweeted on Sunday.

The 22-year-old girl was “suffering from epilepsy for a long time, but she stopped receiving medicine recently,” the report quoted a doctor as saying.

Following her death, the family and former JK chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah sought External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s help to bring back Quratul’s body.

Meanwhile, Swaraj also tweeted, “The family should not worry. With the efforts of Indian High Commission in Dhaka, the mortal remains of Ms.Quaratulain MBBS student from Anantnag are on board and the flight has taken off. My Officers are waiting at the Kolkata Airport to receive her mortal remains.

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