Pakistan: Hindu doctor shot dead in Karachi, second targeted killing in a month
- In Reports
- 01:08 PM, Mar 31, 2023
- Myind Staff
A Pakistan Hindu doctor named Birbal Genani, who was also the former director of the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC), was shot dead near Lyari Expressway in Karachi's Sind on Thursday. A woman doctor also sustained injuries in a gun attack by unidentified assailants.
"Unidentified assailants opened fire at a vehicle on Garden Lyari Expressway, leaving a renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Birbal dead and a lady doctor namely Quratul Ain injured," according to ARY News.
The woman doctor, Quratul Ain, was hit by a bullet in her shoulder. She was shifted to Civil Hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, Dr. Genani's body has also been shifted to the hospital for a formal procedure, ARY News reported.
Speaking to reporters, SSP Arif Aziz called Dr. Genani's murder a 'targeted killing.' Arif Aziz further said that the exact reason behind the murder is not known yet.
Notably, this is the second case of an attack on a Hindu doctor in Pakistan this month.
Earlier this month, a doctor from Pakistan's Hyderabad, Dharam Dev Raathi, was allegedly killed by his driver inside his house. The police told Pakistani news outlet The Nation that the driver slit the doctor's throat with a knife.
The police arrested the driver from his home in Khairpur and identified him as Hanif Leghari.
The doctor's cook told the police that the two had an altercation on their way home. Once home, the driver allegedly took a knife from the kitchen and killed the doctor in his own home.
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