Blood samples of six of the 13 persons accused of raping a girl in Karak have been taken and would soon be sent to Rawalpindi for conducting DNA tests, police said.
Senior Superintendent of Police Investigation (Kohat) Attiqullah Wazir told The Express Tribune that ASI Hakeem Shah, Hawalder Nasibullah, SI Pir Mohsin, Karim Khan, Qamar Ali and Alam Ustad, who were named by Uzma Ayub, the rape victim, were brought to the Khyber Medical Centre where their blood samples were taken. He added that the samples will be sent to Armed Forces Institute Rawalpindi to conduct the DNA tests, which will help shed light on the case.
Uzma had alleged that thirteen persons including three police officials and an army official of raping her after she was abducted and kept in custody for 13 months.
Meanwhile, an Anti-Terrorist Court here on Thursday reserved decision on a bail plea submitted by ASI Hakim Shah, Javed Shah, Abdul Wahid and Azmat Shah, charged for the murder of Alamzeb Khattak, brother of the rape victim on the Karak court premises on December 9. The decision will be announced on Friday (today).
Published in The Express Tribune, February 24th, 2012.