A board of doctors, constituted to establish Shahrukh Jatoi’s age, declared that the key accused in Shahzeb murder case is above 19 years of age.

Jatoi is accused of killing Shahzeb, the 20-year-old son of a police officer, in Defence area of Karachi on December 25, 2012 over a petty dispute.

The medical board examined Jatoi’s birth certificate and education and identification documents in order to determine his actual age.

The assessment disclosed distortion in the data as his birth certificate and education documents mention 1993 as his birth year, but his B-form and passport stated he was born in 1995.

However, Jatoi’s dental and bone examination revealed he is around 19-year-old.

The report compiled by the board will be submitted to the court on February 11 (Monday).

Earlier reports of Jatoi’s bone tests and a physical inspection declared him a minor, or under 18 years, and hence eligible for juvenile prison.

Jatoi’s real age has so far been a matter of debate and controversy.

An earlier report by a medical team had declared that Shahrukh Jatoi was underage, and the suspect was sent to a juvenile prison.

An anti-terrorism court last week rejected the report and ordered fresh tests, just a day after the Supreme Court expressed concern over attempts being made to declare the prime suspect in the case a juvenile.