Woman raped and murdered in a government hospital in Pakistan

Woman raped and murdered in a government hospital in Pakistan

KARACHI – Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah took notice of the alleged rape and murder of a woman at a hospital in Karachi, seeking a detailed report of the incident.

The chief minister, in his statement on Monday, termed the incident ‘unacceptable’ and inquired about the progress of the investigation.

The case relates to the arrest of a paramedical staff member of a hospital who was alleged to have caused the death of a 24-year-old woman through “wrong solution”.

According to the victim’s family, she was taken to a renowned hospital in Karachi’s Korangi area for treatment of a gum infection but lost her life.

Soon after the death, a first information report (FIR) was lodged by the brother of the deceased against the paramedic Shahzeb and Dr Ayaz Abbasi.

The woman’s family alleged that the victim was raped before being injected with the solution; the relevant section for the alleged crime was not added to the FIR, though police say the charge would be added after the probe is concluded.

According to Deputy Inspector General East, Amir Farooqi the police are investigating the allegation. The cop confirmed that a preliminary medical report has revealed ‘sexual activity’ but a final report from the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre was awaited.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh Kaleem Imam, also ordered Korangi’s senior superintendent of police as well as SSP Investigation to submit reports regarding the investigation of the incident.