Dua Zehra’s Nikah Khwan, witness file bail plea in Karachi court
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The Nikah Khwan and a witness, who both are in jail on judicial remand in the Dua Zehra case over her alleged abduction, filed Tuesday a bail petition in the Court of the Additional District and Sessions Judge (East) in Karachi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
“The police have submitted a C-Class challan in the case, requesting the court to discharge us from the case. The court is requested to grant us bail,” the petitioners pleaded with the court in their bail petition.
The 24NewsHD channel got the copy of Dua’s medical report according to which the girl’s age is between 15 and 16.
As per her dental examination report, her age is around 13 to 15. Her bone ossification test report determines her age between 16 and 17. But the 10-member medical board agrees that her actual age is between 15 and 16.
The final report carries the signatures of all 10 members of the medical board.
Dua’s father Mehdi Kazmi’s lawyer Jibran Nasir in a series of tweets claimed that the new medical report verified that Dua’s real age was near 15, negating the previous medical board’s report which determined the girl’s age was between 16 and 17.
The Sindh High Court (SHC) on June 6 last ordered a medical test of Dua who ran away from her house in Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony in April 2022 and later found to have married to a boy in Punjab.
Her parents claimed that she was even below 14 at the time of her marriage. On the SHC order, the Civil Hospital, Karachi had conducted her test which verified that the girl’s age was between 16 to 17.
But Dua’s father Mehdi Kazmi rejected the medical report, terming it fake and requested fresh medical tests. He filed a fresh petition in the Court of Judicial Magistrate East in the last week of June and the judge ordered the police to continue the investigation to determine the age of Dua Zehra.
Reporter: Mumtaz Jamali