(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The pricetag remained on the knife used to kill the senior urologist attacked by his patient at Abu Dhabi's Ahalia Hospital last week and the latter had purchased the murder weapon from a grocery store on his way to the hospital.
And it has emerged the 46-year-old Pakistani suspect was taken to a psychiatric ward after attempting to commit suicide in a detention cell, after he was arrested last Thursday, a police reported released on Monday revealed.
The man, named by the hospital as Mohammed Jamil Addul Rashid, had received treatment from Dr Rajan Daniel for 25 days, when he went to what would be his final hospital visit with the senior doctor. Once inside the doctor's surgery, Rashid told the police that he got into a debate with Dr Daniel over his treatment. He said he was "very nervous and behaved like a criminal, after being provoked by the victim", the police report stated.
The pair also reportedly debated an issue from a clinical examination conducted by the doctor in a previous visit, while Rashid told the police painkillers and drugs prescribed by Dr Daniel in previous visits had not worked. After the confrontation, Rashid first assaulted Dr Daniel with "office tools", before producing the knife he had earlier purchased, which still had a pricetag on it, and stabbed the doctor all over his body, including his abdomen and neck.
Rashid then left the doctor "lying on the ground in a pool of blood", before leaving the room covered in the same blood. Once security came to detain Rashid, he tried to hide the murder weapon behind a stairway.
Criminal Investigation Directorate's Lieutenant-Colonel Jomaa Al Kaabi said it was obvious that Rashid had clear premeditation to murder the doctor, because he purchased the murder weapon expressly for his appointment. "Once the suspect was alone with the doctor, he stabbed him intending to kill him by causing the fatal injuries."
Meanwhile, Dr Daniel's wife Geetha George has been kept in the dark about the actual reason for her husband's death, believing he died from a heart attack.
"She just knows that he is no more. I don't know how she is going to break down again when she gets to know the reality that he was literally slaughtered," said longtime friend Dr P.K. Gopinath Menon, who worked and lived in the same hospital and building as Dr Daniel. Dr Daniel's only daughter and son-in-law, who live in India, have arrived in the country.