LAHORE: Multan police on Thursday expanded the scope of investigation and called other doctors for interrogation in a murder case of a doctor from Somalia, who was found dead in a hostel of the Nishter Hospital two days ago.

Dr Abdul Rehman, a student of Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS), belonging to Somalia, was found with his throat slit open in the washroom of Jamal Bhutta Hall (known as Doctors Hostel) Nishtar Hospital Multan on Wednesday.

He was living in room no. 17 of his countryman Dr Abdul Aziz and was preparing to appear in the first part of the FCPS examination.

The room was allotted to Aziz and a Pakistani national Dr Ghulam Muhammad whose assistant Muhammad Ijaz was staying there.

Earlier, police arrested two suspects Dr Abdul Aziz and Muhammad Ijaz and started the investigation.

Multan City Police Officer (CPO) Khurrum Shehzad Haider told Dawn that the scope of investigation was expanded and several other doctors who were living in the hostel were called for interrogation.

He said main suspect Dr Abdul Aziz, who also belonged to Somalia, was giving contradictory statements and the investigators would soon resolve the case.

He said they were also waiting for a forensic report to know the exact cause and time of death.

Published in Dawn, August 12th, 2022

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