HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad High Court has upheld the order of the Vijayawada Family Court directing a man to undergo a DNA test to verify the paternity of his child, after he refused to pay maintenance to his estranged wife saying she led an adulterous life and the child did not belong to him.
Justice M Satyanarayana Murthy was dismissing a petition filed challenging an order passed in a matrimonial case by the Judge of the family court directing the husband to give blood samples for the DNA test.
The family court while dealing with a plea by his wife and son, ordered the husband to go for a DNA test when he denied maintenance to them.
Aggrieved with this order he moved the High Court. The counsel for the husband told the High Court that a child cannot be bastardized referring him to DNA test along with father, since it would stigmatise the child.
On the other hand, the counsel for the wife and the child contended that living in adultery was no ground for disentitlement of maintenance.