DNA test proves that Kottiyoor rape accused Fr. Robin Vadakkancheril is biological father of minor victim’s baby

The State Forensic Science Laboratory in Thiruvananthapuram, which carried out the test has sent the report to Thalassery District.

Published: 31st March 2017 01:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2018 02:43 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

KANNUR: The DNA test conducted by police in the Kotiyoor rape case has proved that the accused priest is the biological father of his 16-year old victim’s child. Police had arrested Fr. Robin Vadakkancheril as the prime accused in the Kotiyoor rape case. However, he along with nine others tried to cover up the issue. 

Following an investigation, the police filed the charge sheet accusing them in the report. To get further evidence and to ascertain the identity of the biological father, the blood samples of Fr. Robin Vadakkancheril and the newborn were sent for a DNA test as per court orders. 

The State Forensic Science Laboratory in Thiruvananthapuram, which carried out the test has sent the report to Thalassery District.

"The results of the DNA tests were sent directly to the Court in a sealed cover. But, we can confirm that the tests have proven that Fr. Robin is the biological father of the child," said a source, on condition of anonymity. 

There were also allegations against the police that they were trying to save the priest and others. Police have arrested all ten accused in the rape case, and all of them, except Fr. Robin, have been let out on conditional bail.

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