A person named Rafiq Rasheed, unhappy with the treatment he was receiving, allegedly murdered the wife of his doctor in Indore on Thursday. Rasheed was suffering from a skin disease and was being treated by Dr. Ramkrishna Verma.
The accused went to meet the doctor at his clinic in Malwa Mills area in Indore on Thursday, but the doctor was out of town. Therefore, the doctor’s wife Lata Verma, who helps her husband in the clinic, asked him to come later. Rafiq was not happy with this, and he started arguing with the woman. It soon escalated into a heated exchange which culminated with Rasheed stabbing her with a knife, the Police said. The doctor’s son, Abhishek, who had rushed in to help his mother, was also knifed by the assailant. Lata was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital. Abhishek is believed to be out of danger.
BPS Parihar, Tukoganj city superintendent of police (CSP), told Hindustan Times, “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.”
Rasheed is currently being questioned by the Police. It is also being checked whether he made any attempts to sexually assault the wife seeing that her husband was not present. As per the Police, Rasheed was involved in a murder case in 2015 and was out on bail. According to police, he always carries a knife with him.