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Protest in Karachi over female patient's alleged rape, murder.

KARACHI -- A complete shutter-down is being observed in Ibrahim Hyderi, Rehri and adjoining areas in Karachi against the alleged rape and murder of a 26-year-old female patient in a local hospital.

Asmat Khanejo, a resident of Ibrahim Hyderi, had gone to the Sindh Government Hospital Korangi complaining of toothache last week. But she died after being administrated a suspicious injection.

Family alleges woman was raped, killed by hospital staff

Her family claimed she was sexually assaulted by the hospital staff before being killed.

On Tuesday, residents of Ibrahim Hyderi and civil society organisations took to the streets in protest and demanded strict action against the suspects involved in the case.

The shops and markets in the area were closed while the traffic remained thin.

'Government should probe into the incident and exemplary punishment should be given to those found guilty in the incident,' said Mohammad Ali Shah, Chairperson Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum who also led the protest.

The protesters remembered Asmat as a bright young woman, who was an emerging community leader and was also supporting her family financially.

One of the women activists, Qurat Mirza, condemned the incident and said, 'You cannot imagine the situation her family has been facing. The woman had gone to the hospital only because she had a toothache but the family received her body.'

Doctor denies 4-year-old was killed due to wrong injection

'Asmat was drugged, and heinously raped,' the activist alleged and added, 'Her post-mortem has also proved that it is not a case of medical negligence but murder. Her post-mortem has also shown evidence of rape.'

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Publication:The Express Tribune (Karachi, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Apr 23, 2019
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