Impotent patient kills sex doctor

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

NEW DELHI, May 29, 2006 (AFP) – An Indian sexologist was shot dead by a patient depressed by worsening impotency, reports said Monday. Javed Ali, 22, on Sunday pumped seven bullets into the self-styled sexologist who had been treating him for two years, The Hindustan Times said.

Thirty-three-year-old Rajesh Abbot fell under a hail of gunfire as he stepped out of his car in a New Delhi market, police said.

Local residents caught the killer who told police “ayurvedic” or traditional herbal medicine prescribed by the unqualified Abbot had worsened his problem, The Hindu newspaper said.

The Abbot had lately tried to avoid Ali, the reports said.

The Hindustan Times noted that 40,000 “quack” doctors operate in New Delhi alone, according to unofficial estimates, alongside 30,000 registered doctors.