Lady doctor found dead in Karachi

Police doubt as family insists it’s a suicide

By: News Desk      Published: 12:06 PM, 19 Aug, 2020
Lady doctor found dead in Karachi

Mystery surrounds the death of a lady doctor who succumbed to her bullet injury at a local hospital in Karachi amid the claims made by the family and the initial findings of the police, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday. 

Dr Maha Ali, 25, was rushed to the hospital after being injured in a firing incident at her home – House No 34/2, DHA Phase 4.

According to the police, her family members claimed that she committed suicide in her washroom on the first floor of the house. But the wound caused by the single bullet fired from a pistol was on the backside of her head while those committing suicide usually place pistol either on their temple or forehead.

Police said they were investigating the case with different angles thoroughly, adding the pistol and an empty cartridge was taken from the scene as evidence while trying to ascertain who owned the weapon.

Meanwhile, the hospital administration said the bullet wound had badly damaged the brain cells of Dr Maha and she was admitted in a critical condition.

Dr Maha was associated with the South City Hospital and her father had rented the house just 15 days ago, the police said.

The doctor's parents have refused to proceed with any probe into their daughter's death. It has also been reported that Dr Maha has been in depression for last one month as her parents were divorced and married again. She also reported to have a heated argument with her father.

Her body after medico-legal formalities was sent to her ancestral home in Mirpurkhas for burial.