KARACHI – Mystery shrouding the death of a young doctor in Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) will be resolved once the test report of a syringe and samples of injections sent to the forensic laboratory and the drug testing laboratory is received.
According to police, Dr Anil Kumar, 32, was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Friday inside the ICU-II of the surgical department, where he was performing his duty.
“The doctor had gone to the ICU at around 5:30am, but at around 8:15am, the doctor was found dead,” SHO Eidgah police said, adding he did not respond when some staff member knocked at his room door in the morning but since it was closed from inside the door was broken open where he was found dead lying on his chair.
Apparently the young doctor had administered an injection in his hand as it was bandaged whereas a syringe was also found on the spot, he added.
The body was taken to the hospital’s mortuary where doctors reserved the cause of his death for chemical examination. The police officer said the seized syringe had been sent to the forensic laboratory for a test.
According to the CHK’s additional police surgeon, Dr Qarar Ahmed Abbasi, there were marks of ‘multiple injections’ on both arms of the doctor. “They were the same injections which were being used in the operation theatre to administer anesthesia,” he said, adding that samples of the injections had been sent to the drug testing laboratory.