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Valley's top cardiologist injured in July terror attack dies in Delhi

Toufiq Rashid , Hindustan Times  Srinagar, August 17, 2013
First Published: 12:25 IST(17/8/2013) | Last Updated: 15:00 IST(17/8/2013)

One of Valley's top cardiologists and former head of Kashmir's premier Sheri Kashmir Medical Institute Dr Shiekh Jalal-u-din, who was critically injured in a militant attack last month died at AIIMS on Saturday morning.


Medical superintendent Dr DK Sharma said that Dr Jalal had remained in coma for 21 days and passed away around 8.30 in the morning.

``He was here for more than two weeks. He was treated by top neurosurgeons, we tried our level best to save him but couldn't,'' said Dr Sharma. 

Dr Jalal was attacked on July 18. He had received serious bullet injuries in his head. The attack which happened in outskirts of Srinagar had left his personnel security officer dead. The militants had also fled the spot with the guard's weapons.

No militant organisation had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Though Dr Jalal was on militant hit list, the police here were investigating whether the terrorists attacked the doctor or his guard as the attack had taken place amidst series of targeted attacks on policemen.

Dr Jalal was shifted to AIIMS on July 21. While the immediate cause of death could not be ascertained, Dr Sharma said it was most likely a heart attack.

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