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Somalian medic found slain in hostel

By Our Staff Reporter 2022-08-11
LAHORE: A doctor of Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS), belonging to Somalia, was found with his throat slit open in the washroom of a hostel of Nishtar Hospital, Multan, on Wednesday.

Dr Abdul Rehman was living in room no. 17 of his countryman Dr Abdul Aziz in Jamal Bhutta Hall (known as Doctors Hostel) Nishtar Hospital. He was preparing to appear in the first part of the FCPS examination.

The room was allotted to Aziz and a Pakistani national Dr Ghulam Muhammad whose assistant Muhammad Ijaz was staying there.

Dr Rehman was stabbed to death in the washroom of the hostel. He was stabbed in theneck and a knife was also lying in the washroom near the body.

Police have shifted the body to morgue for autopsy, collected forensic evidence and registered a murder case against unidentiñed persons on the complaint of Nishter`s security officer retired Capt.

Sabahat Sher Khan.

Nishtar Hospital medical officer Dr Amjad Chandio told Dawn that the victim was living with his countryman but he did not have any allotment in the hostel.

He said the victim was to appear in the upcoming examination of the first part of FCPS while adding that the administration would take strict security measures to ensure the safety of doctors living in hostels.

Multan City Police OfficerKhurrum Shehzad Haider told this reporter that a murder case was registered against unidentified suspects.

He said the washroom was locked from inside and marks of torture were also found on different parts of the body.

He said police had taken two of the suspects who were living in the same room into custody for investigation.

He said the knife belonged to the deceased`s roommate who also hailed from Somalia.

Mr Haider further said they were investigating the case from different angles including suicide while adding the marks of torture on the body especially on the neck rule out the possibility of suicide.

He said the deceased was a doctor and he might have used other means to commit suicide rather than slitting his neck.