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Karachi woman murdered after being raped at govt hospital, say police

KARACHI: The death of a woman at a government hospital in Karachi’s Korangi area took a new turn on Saturday when the police said she was murdered after being subjected to sexual abuse, ARY News reported.

Citing the victim woman’s autopsy report, the Korangi police confirmed she was administered a poisonous injection after being subjected to sexual assault at the hospital located in Korangi No.5.

A suspect identified as Shahzeb – a compounder at the medical facility – has been taken into custody after registration of an FIR against of the incident at Awami Colony Police Station.

Earlier on Friday, the police had claimed Asmat, 25, who visited the hospital on Thursday complaining about tooth pain, died due to alleged negligence of doctors and staff.

Her funeral prayers were offered at Noorani Mosque and the deceased was laid to rest at Ibrahim Hyderi graveyard.

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According to the Awami Colony police, Ghulam Muhammad, the brother of the deceased, had nominated the doctor on duty and compounder Shahzeb in the FIR.

The police had taken the injection, which was given to Asmat, into custody and said it will be sent for the chemical analysis. The post-mortem of the deceased was also conducted to determine the cause of death.

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