BENGALURU: After fighting a court case for more than a year, a woman, with the help of a DNA test, was able to prove that the man who had promised to marry her is the biological father of her baby.
In a case being heard by a City Civil Court, the father, mother and the child were subjected to DNA tests a year ago. Forensic Science Laboratory has submitted the report to the court.
Raju (33) and Shubha (28) (names changed to protect privacy), residents of Banashankari, were neighbours and childhood friends. They eventually fell in love and Shubha wanted to get married to him. However, Raju told Shubha and her mother Vanajakshi (name changed) that he needs time to convince his parents. Hence, Vanajakshi asked Raju to stay away from Shubha.
However, one day, when Shubha was alone at home, he visited her. He had allegedly got some food (idlies) that were laced with sedatives to give it to her. Shubha consumed it and fell asleep. He then had a physical relationship with her.
Some time later, Shubha found out that she was pregnant and informed Raju. He, however, told her to abort the baby and even agreed to pay some money as compensation. Shubha refused to accept it and delivered a baby girl.
She later filed a case against him at C K Acchukattu police station. An FIR was registered under IPC section 448, 376, 420 and 506 in 2014.
Meanwhile, she got to know that Raju was getting ready to marry another girl. She then got an injunction order from the court against the wedding. Raju informed the court that he is not the biological father of the baby.
Based on the directives of the court, on July 25, 2015, they were subjected to DNA tests. The child was 6 months old when the tests were done.