» 11/05/2012 INDIA – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Christian doctor killed in Abu Dhabi: no news, not even from India by Nirmala Carvalho The Chief of Urology at Ahalia Hospital describes the victim, Dr. Rajan Daniel, as "very religious and a gentleman". A few hours before his death, the victim wanted to read the Bible. The suspected murderer is a man of Pakistani nationality, maybe a patient.
- A "gentleman" with a strong faith in God and with an unwavering
sense of duty: thus Dr. PK Gopinath Menon, Chief of Urology at Ahalia Hospital
in Abu Dhabi, describes Dr. Rajan Daniel, the Indian doctor murdered
on November 2 by a man of Pakistani origin. There is still no news regarding
the case: Mohamed Abdul Jamil, the alleged murderer, is still detained and the
police of the United Arab Emirates continue to investigate. Meanwhile, Sajan George, president of Global Council of Indian Christians (Gcic) explains there is
ounting amazement at the silence of authorities and media in Kerala, the
victim's country of origin.
According to the
testimony of his wife Geetha, the day of the murder Dr. Daniel, 58 years old,
came home in the afternoon, after participating in a Conference in Dubai. The
couple took a tea; before returning to the hospital for the evening shift, the
victim read the Bible for half an hour. "Despite being a very religious
man- his wife says - he did not usually do this, having little time. However, I
did not want to disturb him". The murder happened immediately after his
return to the hospital: Jamil was waiting for Dr. Daniel, and he attacked him
procuring eight stab wounds. It is still unknown whether the suspect was the
victim's patient. .
Last week, the Dr.
Daniel's eldest daughter, Junu, with her family had visited from India.
"He told me- says Dr. Menon- that he loved spending time with the two
grandchildren, who, unfortunately, he could not see very often because of work
commitments". "Rajan Daniel - the doctor continues - was a gentleman
to the core. He would never hurt anyone ".