KARACHI: Police have initiated an investigation into the alleged suicide death of a female doctor who succumbed to her bullet injury at a local hospital in Karachi on Wednesday.
Dr Maha Ali, aged 25, was rushed to the hospital after being injured in a firing incident at her home in Karachi’s DHA Phase -4.
According to the police sources, her family claimed that she committed suicide in a washroom on the first floor of the house.
However, the wound caused by the single bullet fired from a pistol was on the backside of her head while those committing suicide usually places pistol either on their temple or forehead, police sources said.
Police said they were investigating the case with different angles thoroughly, adding the pistol and an empty cartridge was taken from the scene as evidence while trying to ascertain who owned the weapon.
Meanwhile, the hospital administration said the bullet wound had badly damaged the brain cells of Dr Maha and she was admitted in a critical condition later she succumbed to her injuries.
Dr Maha was associated with the South City Hospital and her father had shifted a rental house just 15 days ago, the police said.
Sources said the deceased’s parents have refused to proceed with any probe into their daughter’s death. It has also been reported that Dr Maha has been in depression for the last one month as her parents were divorced and married again.
Her body after medico-legal formalities was sent to her ancestral home in Mirpurkhas for burial.