PESHAWAR: Sakina*, an alleged rape victim from Karak, gave birth to a baby girl at a local hospital in Peshawar on Friday. Authorities say this will pave the way for conducting a DNA test of the baby and help bring the culprits behind bars.
Earlier when Sakina* was pregnant, the inquiry committee formed to investigate the rape case had requested the formation of a medical board and recommended DNA tests.
Investigation Officer SSP Atiqullah Wazir told The Express Tribune that DNA tests of the baby and all the accused persons will be conducted soon, which would help them put Sakina’s* culprits behind bars. He added that they were waiting for instructions from the health department.
“It is upon the instructions of DG health where to conduct the DNA tests. As soon as we conduct the DNA tests of both the parties, we would be able to investigate the case and bring the culprits behind bars”, the SSP said.
All expenses of the test will be borne by the authorities.
Sakina* was rushed to the hospital early in the morning today, where she gave birth to a normal baby. However, she hasn’t been discharged yet.
*Names have been changed to protect identity