Hindu doctor assassinated in Karachi

    A Hindu doctor was shot dead by unknown assailants in Karachi on Thursday.

    As per reports, the former Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) senior director of health and eye specialist Dr Birbal Genani was returning home from his clinic with his assistant when some unidentified men targeted their car near Garden interchange on the Lyari Expressway.

    Dr Genani died on the spot while his assistant lady doctor sustained bullet injuries.

    After receiving information regarding the incident, the police and the rescue officials reached the site and took the body and the injured to the hospital.

    The CCTV footage of the incident that has now emerged on social media shows Genani’s car moving uncontrollably and smashing into a wall.

    Speaking to reporters, SSP City Arif Aziz called Genani’s murder a “target killing.” Arif Aziz further said that the exact reason behind the murder is not known yet. The lady doctor who worked with Genani was in the vehicle when the unidentified assailants attacked the vehicle.

    Citing the injured woman, the police officer said, “Firing started suddenly and I could not understand anything.” He said that there was only one bullet mark on the vehicle. The police officer said that they are recording the lady doctor’s statement.

    The police officer said that they have started an investigation into the murder. Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Kamran Khan Tessori sought a report regarding the incident from the additional inspector general of Karachi police. He expressed sorrow over the murder of the eye specialist.

    Last week, Hindu shopkeepers were assaulted in Pakistan for allegedly “violating the Ramzan Ordinance” by eating.

    The police officer in a video that went viral on social media, was seen roaming the Ghotki district with a stick in his hands. The police officer thrashed Hindu restaurant owners including Hindu men who were reportedly preparing biryani for delivery orders in the local market.

    “I swear that I belong to the Hindu community, and he is taking away food. We do not run the dining service indoors during Ramzan,” a man who was arrested by the police said.

    The SHO, however, publicly forced the Hindu restaurant owner to take an oath on his sacred book, as per the news report. He tortured, harassed, manhandled, and arrested more than one dozen people including Hindu shopkeepers after physically assaulting them.

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