The Riphah International University (RIU) has denied allegations and rumors on social media regarding dead bodies inside campus or female hostels.

Zubair Safdar, Head Students Affairs Department, Riphah International University in a tweet, denied all allegations and said that varsity is in contact with Cyber Crime Department.

He wrote, “Fake news are circulating about female students of Riphah International University. No such incident occurred with the University or any student. University is in contact with cyber-crime department and legal action will be taken against those for spreading fake news.”

Islamabad Police also took to twitter to further clarify the position and tweeted that Islamabad Police didn’t receive any such complaint or information, The University had also denied any such incident, still police are further investigating the matter.

It is pertinent to mention here that news regarding dead bodies of two female students found in new females’ hostels of Riphah University was circulating on social media. However, the tweets were deleted later.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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