Dua Zehra nearly 15 years old, clarifies medical report
The medical board’s report of ossification and dentition tests performed on Dua Zahra has stated her age as “nearest to 15-years”, said the lawyer representing the father of the teenager — who had gone missing from her Karachi residence in April but was later found to have married Zaheer Ahmed in Lahore.
On the order of the local court of Karachi, the medical board submitted a report regarding the determination of the age of Dua Zahra ahead of the hearing of a case filed by Zahra’s father Mehdi Ali Kazmi for the determination of her age.
Dua Zahra’s age determination case will be heard in the court of Judicial Magistrate East.
According to sources, Dua Zahra has been described as ‘minor’ in the medical report, her age is said to be nearly 15 years.
X-ray and some other tests were conducted at the Services Hospital, while dental tests were conducted at another hospital. Following this, the police brought her back to Services Hospital.
Taking to Twitter, Kazmi’s lawyer and social rights activist Jibran Nasir said that the report has negated the results of the previous medical report that declared the girl to be 16-17 years of age.
On the orders of the Karachi local court, the Sindh Home Department had formed a 10-member medical board and a special police team had brought Dua Zahra from Lahore to Karachi for one day for medical tests.