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Monday , October 26 2020

Kuwaiti woman shot dead by brother in hospital

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10: The intensive care unit (ICU) of the Mubarak Al- Kabeer Hospital was the scene of a heinous murder of a Kuwaiti woman who was in her 30s. The victim had survived the murder attempt by her elder brother two days, who shot her with a pistol and escaped from the house in Salwa and was subsequently arrested by the police.

When the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior was informed by the hospital administration that someone had been shot inside the ICU of the hospital, police rushed to the spot and saw the patient in a pool of blood. The source added her younger brother went to the ICU where the victim was in a critical condition and finished the job which his elder brother had left undone and fled. The ‘killer’ was identified by the CCTV cameras in the hospital.

The suspect after committing the crime walked away from the scene. The source pointed out the concerned authorities have opened an extensive investigation into the incident and are in the process of knowing how an armed person could slip into the ICU unnoticed, do the job and walk away. The authorities also want to know if the patient was not guarded since there was an attack on her life and should have been provided a police guard, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily learned, from its sources, that the Attorney-General has ordered a full investigation into how the suspect entered the ICU, since the only people who have access to the room are only doctors and nursing staff.

He also ordered the victim’s body to be referred to the Forensics Medicine for an autopsy. Meanwhile, the Al-Rai daily said the killer has surrendered to the police and he is being interrogated. The daily also said, the Hawalli Governorate police patrols have found the vehicle in which the alleged suspect drove to the Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital and killed his sister who was in the intensive care unit recovering from an earlier attempt on her life by her elder brother. Inside the vehicle police found ammunition rounds, the type that killed the victim inside the ICU.

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