Dead man mistaken for Daniel identified -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Dead man mistaken for Daniel identified

KARACHI- The unidentified body which was found on Sunday night and mistaken for Daniel Pearl’s was identified as that of a dental surgeon of Aga Khan University Hospital.

Police said the dead man, who was identified by his father, Rafiqullah, on Monday, as Surgeon Faisal Rafiq Khan, aged 30, had left his home in Clifton’s Block 5 on Sunday evening. His body was recovered from the limits of the Kalakot police the same night.

Police said the surgeon might have been kidnapped and killed and his body was dumped in Lyari in the police limits of Kalakot. First, police took the body to Civil Hospital and then to Mideast Hospital, where officials of the US Consulate came to identity the dead man.

The body was returned to Civil Hospital after it was established that the dead man was not Daniel Pearl, the South Asia correspondent of The Wall Street Journal. The unidentified body was sent to the Edhi’s morgue for identification

Source: Dawn
Date:2/5/2002