A policeman shot and injured a doctor in Karachi at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) for being denied sleeping pills according to multiple reports.
According to reports policeman was posted at the CTD Civil Lines and was suffering from chest pains for the last few weeks when he got diagnosed with Typhoid at Ziauddin Hospital.
The police constable visited NICVD on Tuesday and asked the doctor in charge at the emergency for sleeping pills as he hadn’t slept for several days because he was feeling unwell. However, the doctor denied him any sleeping pills and sent the policeman home.
He returned the next day and asked for the same doctor and upon learning that the doctor was not available he opened fire on Dr Fahad Hussain who was present at the Emergency ward at the time.
The policeman managed to escape and return to his post at the CTD Civil Lines where the shared the incident with his colleagues who later took him into custody and handed him over to the Saddar police for investigation.
According to the family and colleagues of the police constable, he had become emotionally disturbed during the last few days.
A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against him under section 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the Karachi doctor who was shot and injured in the incident.