BARA: A Khyber Agency resident re-filed three cases against Dr Shakil Afridi for allegedly killing her son during a cardiac surgery in 2007.
Afridi had helped Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents in their hunt for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison without having an opportunity to defend himself.
An official of the political administration from Bara – on the condition of anonymity - said that the cases were filed against Afridi by a woman identified as Naseeb Khela. According to her, Afridi was the medical superintendent (MS) at Dogra Hospital, medical officer (MO) at Jamrud Civil Hospital and running a private medical clinic named al Noor Medical Centre in Bara at the same time.
The woman claimed that she took her only son Suleman Afridi to Dogra Hospital for check-up where Dr Afridi told her to visit his private clinic. She said that at the private clinic, the condition of her son deteriorated and he passed away.
The deceased’s mother had filed a case against Dr Afridi with the then political agent of Khyber Agency Arbab Arif, however, no action was taken.
The Bara official further told The Express Tribune that a week back, the woman once again came to file a case against Dr Afridi with current Political Agent of Khyber Agency Mutahir Zeb. “He was her only son and breadwinner of the family,” the official added.
The new cases were filed under article 302, 419 and 11 of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) and will be heard on December 20 inside the Peshawar Central Jail due to security reasons.
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