Saturday, November 26

Magistrate rejects IO plea for Dua’s medical examination

KARACHI: The judicial magistrate (East) Monday rejected the request of the investigation officer (IO) for the medical examination of Dua Zehra.

The investigation officer sought time from the judicial magistrate for the submission of the interim challan. The judicial magistrate directed the investigation officer to submit the interim challan on August 6 next.

Today, Zaheer Ahmed, the main accused in Dua Zehra abduction case, along with his brother Shabbir, appeared before the Additional District and Sessions Court (East). The court had also issued orders for the production of Dua Zehra too. On April 16, Dua’s parents filed an FIR at a Karachi police station that their daughter had been kidnapped while disposing of house trash.

On April 26, Dua was recovered from Okara in Punjab after hectic search by police. Later, she told SHC that she had not been kidnapped but left Karachi on her own and married with Zaheer in Punjab of her free will. Later, a special medical board determined that Dua Zehra’s age is between 15 and 16 years, but nearer to 15 years.