HYDERABAD: A 60-year-old dermatologist, Dr Dharam Dev Rathi, was killed by his driver at his house in Citizen Colony on late Tuesday night, officials said.

SSP Amjad Shaikh quoted the doctor’s cook, Dileep Thakur, as saying that his driver Hanif Leghari murdered him and fled.

According to the cook, both doctor and his driver were involved in an altercation when they arrived home, the officer said. The cook was quoted as telling the police that Leghari, a resident of Khairpur Mirs, brutally slaughtered the Hindu doctor and fled.

However, the real motive for the killing could not be ascertained, the SSP said, adding that the cook was in trauma and taken to hospital.

The family of Dr Rathi, who retired from the health department, lives in the United States.

Published in Dawn, March 8th, 2023

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