Rawalpindi - An ailing tribal man died here at a private clinic in Khayaban-e-Sir Syed area after receiving treatment from quacks, police sources disclosed to The Nation yesterday.

After the incident, the quacks fled whereas police registered a case against them, they said. According to sources, a man namely Shaukat Ullah Mehsud son of Muhammad Younis, a resident of North Waziristan Agency (NWA), arrived at a private medical centre “Wahda Clinic” for treatment. They said that the staff admitted the patient and later Shaukat Ullah died due to treatment. The workers of clinic brought the dead body of the tribal man at PIMS wherein they told mortuary staff that the man had committed suicide.

Station house officer (SHO) of police station Pirwadhai, Chaudhry Riaz along with his team reached the PIMS on the call of the hospital management and found the people missing who had carried the body. Later it came in light that the man died owing at Wahda Clinic, sources mentioned. Police raided at Wahda Clinic but found nothing there as the quacks managed to escape along with medical instruments, they said. Police booked the quacks under sections 322/201/109 of PPC and started investigation with no arrest so far.

Meanwhile, the doctors handed over the dead body to heirs who are presently residing at Sangjani, a doctor told this correspondent. A police officer said the clinic was supposed to treat drug addicts but now everything including the quacks and other stuff has been vanished. “Police are trying to trace the fleeing quacks,” he said.

The police are also grilling the landlord who rented out the property to quacks for clinic.