Doc's killer carried 1,000 rounds, had more targets

Police suggest workplace violence, revenge in Indians murder

Doc's killer carried 1,000 rounds, had more targets


One of those on the list, Dr Vajinder Pal Toor, a postdoctorate fellow at Yale-New Haven Hospital, lived in an apartment with his pregnant wife and 3-year-old son on Blueberry Lane in Branford, Connecticut.

Just before 8 am, Dr Toor walked out to his car in the parking area. The gunman, Dr Lishan Wang, shot Dr Toor five times, the noise sending Dr Toor’s wife, Parneeta Sidhu, rushing out of the apartment. “What are you doing to my husband?” she screamed and then ducked behind a car when the suspect fired at her, missing her. As Dr Toor, 34, lay dying on the grass, the suspect drove off, but was captured a half-mile away.
Dr Wang, 44, a father of three, was arraigned Tuesday on murder and illegal gun charges. Last July, he had filed a wrongful termination suit against Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Centre in Brooklyn, where he had been in the residency programme. The suit cited a confrontation with Dr Toor, who was the chief resident for the Department of Medicine.

Revenge plan
The police said they found Dr Toor’s picture in the vehicle, along with a hammer, knife and a wig, all part of what seemed to be an elaborate plan of revenge. The police said Dr Toor and the two other people whose information Dr Wang had with him were “directly involved” in the firing. “We’re satisfied that this was an act directed by Wang exclusively by himself towards Dr Toor,” said Lt Geoffrey Morgan, a public information officer for Branford police. Morgan said the evidence suggested a case of workplace violence.
In Wang’s lawsuit, he claimed that he was fired in 2008 in part because of his Chinese nationality and that several doctors who were not Chinese had mistreated him and other Chinese residents. The suit accused Dr Toor of chastising Wang for not being reachable for hours while on duty. That led to a confrontation in which Dr Toor informed hospital officials Wang had threatened him.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Centre said Wang had “acted in an abusive manner towards Dr Toor.” In 2008, a week after the confrontation with Dr Toor, Wang was suspended. In July, the hospital terminated him.
The New York Times

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