Justice for Shahzeb... By Sana
08 February, 2013
The Shahzeb Khan murder case saga continues. Although the main culprit in the shooting of the 20-year-old Karachite, Shahrukh Jatoi, has been arrested and is being 'dealt' with by the long arm of the law, too many inconsistencies are popping up to point out the flaws in the defence's case. Shahrukh Jatoi was getting off relatively easily by being tried as a minor and hence unable to stand trial as an adult. However, it seems that the claim about him being a minor is about to be refuted: a team of doctors has established that his bones and teeth indicate that he is older than 18 years of age. If this is true, he could very well be tried and sentenced to maximum punishment.
It is so reassuring to see that being a feudal may no longer mean protection from justice and the law. It is hoped that feudal connections and influence will not be able to decide the direction this case takes.