Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim reportedly has a crippling form of gangrene which may result in him losing his legs, CNN-News18 reported on Monday.
Doctors carrying out India’s most wanted man’s treatment said he suffered from loss of effective blood supply to legs as a result of high blood pressure and sugar.
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Some reports went on to allege that Ibrahim is under treatment at Karachi’s Liaquat National Hospital and Combined Military Hospital as his health deteriorates with each passing day.
Doctors believe that both his legs may have to be amputated.
Gangrene is a localised death and decomposition of body tissue, resulting from obstructed circulation or bacterial infection.
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Ibrahim, reported to be hiding in Pakistan, runs D Company, a crime syndicate Indian authorities accuse of engaging in murder, extortion and weapon-smuggling.
He is also accused of financing militant groups and of masterminding bomb and grenade attacks in Mumbai in March 1993 that killed 257 people and wounded more than 700.
Ibrahim fled India in the 1980s and has since eluded the authorities, although the arrest last month of a former partner in Indonesia – Rajendra Nikalje, known as Chhota Rajan – is thought to be part of a strategy to hunt him down.
The Indian government has battled for years to confiscate properties held not only by Ibrahim but by his relatives in Mumbai, and has been held up by repeated appeals.
The article originally appeared on India Today.
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