Muslim patient stabs Hindu doctor’s wife to death, critically injures son – Indore, MP

Lata Verma (50) was stabbed to death by Rafiq Rasheed (45), a patient who had been coming to her husband’s clinic for treatment for the last 6 months, in Indore, MP.

The couple’s son Abhishek was critically injured when he tried to save his mother. He is currently undergoing treatment in hospital. The incident happened at the clinic of Dr. Ramakrishna Verma in the Malwa Mills area of Indore, on Thursday morning.

Murder victim Lata Verma (left), her critically injured son Abhishek (right). Image Credit: Nai Dunia

As per a report in Hindustan Times, Tukoganj city superintendent of police (CSP), BPS Parihar said, “The accused Rafiq Rasheed (45) was suffering from an itchy skin disease for which he was getting treatment from Dr Ramkrishna Verma for the past six months, but without any results. When he went to the clinic at about 11 a.m, Verma’s wife Lata informed him that her husband was in Delhi. This apparently angered Rafiq who got into an altercation with Lata (50) and stabbed her repeatedly with a knife he was carrying. As Lata screamed for help, her son Abhishekh (19) came out and Rafiq stabbed him too and ran away. However, some people who came hearing the screams managed to nab Rafiq and handed him over to the police.”

Accused patient Rafiq Rasheed being taken away by police (Image Credit: Nai Dunia)

Parihar added that the police is also checking whether Rasheed tried to molest Lata when he realised the doctor was out. “Rafiq was involved in a murder case in 2015 and spent some time in jail and was out on bail. He apparently always carried a knife with him.”

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