PESHAWAR: The daughter of alleged rape survivor Uzma Ayub has been hospitalised in terrible condition after she was found seriously ill, according to family members.
The baby girl, Zeba, was born on January 20 and is key evidence in the rape case. She is admitted to the children’s B ward in Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital, Uzma’s brother Zafran said.
Meanwhile, doctors present at the ward spoke on condition of anonymity and said that Zeba had fallen ill because of the cold, harsh winter in the region but her condition was not critical.
Ayub, who was allegedly picked up from her house in 2009 by uniformed men, has accused thirteen people including three police officials of gang-raping her.
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has ordered DNA tests of both Ayub and her daughter Zeba to ascertain the parentage of the baby girl.
Earlier, SSP (Investigation) Kohat Attiq Wazir told The Express Tribune that blood samples of mother and daughter have been sent to the Armed Forces Institute in Rawalpindi as per instructions of the PHC. Blood samples of all accused persons will be collected at the time of a DNA test to avoid any confusion, he said.