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Accused in Indian doctor’s murder case commits suicide

Jamil is survived by wife and four children- two sons and two daughters

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A file picture of Dr Rajan Daniel
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Abu Dhabi: The accused in the sensational murder of an Indian doctor in Abu Dhabi has allegedly committed suicide, Gulf News has learnt.

Mohammad Jamil, 46, a Pakistani national, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on November 10, official sources said.

His death certificate cited the cause of death as cardio respiratory arrest occurred during the strangulation, they said.

Jamil was accused of pre-meditated murder of Dr Rajan Daniel, 62, a consultant Urologist at Ahalia hospital in Abu Dhabi city on November 1 at the doctor’s consultation room.

Abu Dhabi Police earlier said Jamil had attempted to commit suicide while he was in police custody after his arrest and he was referred to Psychiatric treatment.

Further information received by Gulf News about his death could not be independently verified. Abu Dhabi Police were not available for comments.

However the Pakistani Embassy in Abu Dhabi confirmed that it issued a no-objection certificate to a relative of Jamil on Sunday for the repatriation of the body to Pakistan.

The police had earlier said that Jamil allegedly committed the crime for not getting relief from a painful disease despite the doctor’s treatment, without revealing the nature of medical condition. But the hospital sources told Gulf News that he was under treatment for Prostatitis, an inflammation of the prostate gland, and erectile dysfunction.

Jamil was a driver of a heavy vehicle with a construction company in Mussaffah. He has been working in the UAE for more than 10 years, a friend said. He is survived by wife and four children — two sons and two daughters, he said. “The son is the eldest, about 16-years-old,” said the friend who did not want to be named. About his medical history, he said, Jamil was having kidney stone and suffering from high blood pressure in the past. He hailed from Kohat, a small city in northern part of Pakistan, the friend said.

The Police said Jamil had allegedly stabbed the doctor with a kitchen knife which he had purchased from a grocery near Ahalia Hospital, just before visiting the doctor. The accused had tried to flee, through the staircase of the hospital, but entered the emergency department where he was caught by hospital staff and handed over to the police.

Dr Rajan Daniel was survived by his wife Geetha George and only daughter Junu, also a medical doctor in India.