Physician shot dead in Mirpurkhas
MIRPURKHAS: A physician was killed and three others, including a woman, were seriously injured when two armed men opened indiscriminate fire outside the operation theatre of the Fazl–e–Umar Medical Centre, Toorabad here on Monday. Reports said Dr Abdul Mannan Siddiq was walking through the corridor of the first floor of the hospital building, after visiting different wards. Two unknown armed assailants, who had entered into the hospital from back door, suddenly appeared and opened fire on the physician.
Dr Abdul Mannan Siddiq suffered severe bullet injuries and died on the spot. Three others, including a private guard Muhammad Arif, Ghulam Husain, am attendant of a patient, and a woman Husna Narejo, sustained bullet injuries.
They were immediately shifted to the operation theatre of the hospital for first aid. The unknown armed assailants then started aerial firing to disperse the crowd outside the hospital and fled on two motorbikes along with their two accomplices, who were giving them a cover and monitored the situation outside and were waiting for them. The news about the incident soon spread in the city and people reached the hospital.
DPO Mirpurkhas Mazhar Nawaz Sheikh, SPO City Mirpurkhas Mahboob Baloch, President Pakistan Medical Association Mirpurkhas Dr Mushtaq Ahmad, Civil Surgeon Civil Hospital Mirpurkhas Dr Raushan Ali Bhatti,
District Naib Nazim Dr Zafar Ahmad Kamali, Zonal Incharge MQM Mirpurkhas Saleem Razzaq, Taluka Nazim Mirpurkhas Ghulam Dastageer Kamali also reached the hospital. The DPO said the police would soon find clues and arrest the culprits involved in the incident within 24 hours.
He said all entry and exits points of Mirpurkhas had been sealed and checking was going on. The condition of the injured private security guard Muhammad Arif and Ghulam Husain was serious. The body of the deceased physician was taken to Civil Hospital for post–mortem.
Physician Dr Abdul Mannan was owner of the medical centre and had allegedly received threats of dire consequences. All political leaders of the district strongly condemned the brutal murder. A case of the incident had not been lodged till the filing of this report.