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Shahrukh Jatoi is 
over 19-year-old

Rehan Siddiqui / 10 February 2013

KARACHI — Shahrukh Jatoi, the key accused in the high-profile murder case of Shahzeb Khan, is over 19-year-old, the media reported here on Saturday.

The Supreme Court, not satisfied with the earlier report, constituted a six-member board consisting of highly qualified doctors to determine Shahrukh Jatoi’s age.

The final report by the board will be submitted to the court on Monday (tomorrow).

Jatoi is accused of killing Shahzeb, the 20-year-old son of a police officer, in Defence locality of Karachi on December 25, 2012 over a petty dispute.

The medical board examined Jatoi’s birth certificate and education and identification documents in order to determine his actual age.

The assessment disclosed discrepancies in the data as his birth certificate and education documents mention 1993 as his birth year, but his B-form and passport stated he was born in 1995.

However, Jatoi’s dental and bone examination revealed he is around 19-year-old. Earlier reports of Jatoi’s bone tests and a physical inspection declared him a minor, or under 18 years, and hence eligible for juvenile prison.


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