Former Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) senior director of health and eye specialist Dr Birbal Genani was shot dead by unknown assailants in Karachi.
A Pakistani Hindu, Dr Beerbal Genani, aged 62, became a victim of target killing near Layari in Karachi, Pakistan while returning home from his clinic on Thursday evening, local media reported.
The retired doctor and his assistant lady doctor were travelling to Gulshan-e-Igbal from Ramswamy when unidentified men targeted their car close to the Garden interchange on the Lyari Expressway. Dr Genani died on the spot, while his assistant lady doctor was injured.
After the incident, the police and the rescue officials reached the area and transported the dead body and the injured to the hospital.
Recently, target killing has increased in Pakistan, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Karachi.
However, regarding Hindu target killing, this was the second case of an attack on a Hindu doctor in Pakistan within this month.
Earlier this month, Dharam Dev Raathi, a doctor from Hyderabad, Pakistan, is thought to have been murdered inside his home by his driver. The driver sliced the doctor’s throat with a knife, the authorities told a local News outlet.
Later, the police identified the murderer as Hanif Leghari and arrested him from his home in Khairpur.
According to the doctor’s chef, who reported it to the police, they fought on their way home. After arriving at his house, the driver allegedly took a knife from the kitchen and killed the doctor in his own house.