KARACHI: The DNA of the main accused in the alleged suicide case of Dr. Maha Shah has become a challenge for the police. The court directed the accused to undergo DNA and once again gave five days to the investigating officer to challan.

According to details, the case of the alleged suicide of Dr. Maha shah was heard in the Judicial Magistrate South. During the hearing, the investigating officer submitted a report in the court stating that the accused Waqar and Junaid did not appear for DNA.

The investigating officer, while requesting the court to issue an order against the accused, said that a final challan could not be submitted because of not having the DNA of the accused, the court should issue its order regarding the accused.

The court directed the accused to get DNA and once again gave five days to the investigating officer for the challan.

It may be recalled that in December 2020, Dr. Maha’s grave was exhumed in Mirpur Khas to find out the facts in the case of Dr. Maha who allegedly committed suicide. The Medical Board conducted an autopsy on Dr. Maha.

Investigators had turned the case around, saying that Dr. Maha was allegedly abused before committing suicide. The post-mortem report found the DNA of a man, and authorities arrested him in the case. Decided to take the DNA of seven accused, DNA test of two accused has also been taken but Dr. Junaid has not given DNA sample.

According to the investigating officers, Junaid and other accused will write a letter to the court for DNA samples, after getting the DNA of the accused, a final challan will have to be submitted and the case against the accused will be included after the abuse report.

It may be recalled that on August 18, Dr. Maha Shah shot herself and committed suicide. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but could not recover.

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