Mystery shrouds Hindu doctor’s death in Pak hospital

KARACHI: A 32-year-old Hindu doctor in Pakistan has been found dead under mysterious circumstances inside the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital here.

Mystery shrouds Hindu doctor’s death in Pak hospital

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Karachi, July 30

A 32-year-old Hindu doctor in Pakistan has been found dead under mysterious circumstances inside the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital here.

Dr Anil Kumar was found dead sitting in a chair yesterday after he had gone inside surgical ICU early in the morning, senior police official Naeemuddin said.

“His death is being investigated as he was found dead in mysterious circumstances,” he said.

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According to the official, Kumar was discovered after he did not answer to knocks on the door of the surgical wing. The door was broken and he was found dead sitting on his chair. A syringe was found from the spot.

“It appears he had administered an injection on his hand as it was bandaged,” Naeemuddin said.

The body was shifted to the hospital’s mortuary for chemical examination, while the syringe has also been sent to a forensic laboratory for examination.

US lawmaker seeks changes in Pak blasphemy law

Washington: In the wake of killing of a Hindu teenager in Pakistan and the arrest of a man from the minority community for allegedly desecrating a holy book, a top US lawmaker has called for immediate changes in the country’s blasphemy laws.

“Two Sindhi Hindu teenagers shot in Sindh. Another arrested for Blasphemy. Pakistan’s Blasphemy law needs to be changed. Now,” Congressman Brad Sherman yesterday said in a tweet.

A Hindu youth was shot dead on Wednesday as communal tension gripped a district in Pakistan’s Sindh province following alleged desecration of a holy book by a man from the minority community who was arrested for blasphemy.

Tension ran high in Mehran Samejo village in Ghotki district after a Hindu man, Amar Lal, who was said to be mentally unstable, allegedly desecrated a holy book a day earlier. — PTI

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