An Indian doctor working at a private Abu Dhabi hospital was brutally murdered by his patient on Thursday evening in his hospital cabin.
Dr. Rajan Daniel, 62, urologist, was killed after his throat was slit by his Pakistani patient.
Staff at the Al Ahalia Hospital said they were shocked to see a man trying to leave the hospital with a knife in his hand and blood all over his body.
One of the hospital staff told Emirates 24l7 that the patient, Mohammed Abdul Jameel, 46, was undergoing treatment from the doctor for the last three months. “The incident occurred at around 6.30pm. The man entered the doctors cabin, locked the room from inside and immediately slit the doctor’s throat. He then simply walked out of the room, located on the fifth floor. Staff were shocked to see a man trying to leave the hospital with a knife in his hand. He was completely soaked in blood,” the staff said.
“The hospital staff managed to catch him on the first floor and immediately alerted the police. The doctor was found dead, lying on the floor in his cabin,” he added.
The Arabic language daily Alkhaleej said: “The patient has been to the hospital for treatment before….he came this time with a knife and stabbed the doctor in the neck and other parts of the body many times.” It said police arrested the killer while the hospital was shut briefly after the incident. The daily said that the patient was maddened by the slow treatment process.
The accused is an employee of a private company in Mussaffah, Abu Dhabi.
Dr Daniel who is from Trivandrum in Kerala, India has been working in the hospital since 2007. His wife Geeta George lives with him in the UAE. The doctor is also survived by his only daughter Junu.