KARACHI - Medical tests to verify the age of Shahrukh Jatoi who is the key accused in the Shahzeb Khan case declared him a minor on Tuesday.

The medical report states that the suspect is between 17 and 18. The report will be presented to an anti-terrorism court on Wednesday (today), according to a private TV channel. Since Jatoi has been proven a minor, his case will be referred to a juvenile court or a sessions court.

The report, compiled by Police Surgeon Dr Jamil Qazi, was handed over to the team probing the murder case. The medical report states that he is not an adult and is between 17 and 18.

According to the report, Jatoi weighs 70kg while his height is five feet and nine inches. Jatoi’s date of birth mentioned on the age certificate is November 29, 1995. Jatoi was produced on the court’s orders in the police surgeon’s office on Monday for the verification of his age by carrying out X-rays of different parts of his body.

Additional Surgeon Dr Ejaz Ahmed shifted Shahrukh Jatoi to Civil Hospital where tests were carried out under the supervision of the police surgeon.

Shahzeb, the young son of a police officer, was shot dead in Karachi on December 25 over a petty dispute. Prime suspect Shahrukh who had slipped away from the country to evade arrest was brought back by the police after he was deported from Dubai.

 He was identified as the alleged killer by the witnesses during an identification parade.