The blood samples of the parents of 17-year-old Sandesh, who has been missing since October last year, were taken for a DNA test at the Hosur Government Hospital on Friday to ascertain whether a skull recently found by police was that of their son. The boy’s father, Sushil Mandal of Hosur, filed a case with the SIPCOT Police immediately after he went missing.
Later, he filed a Habeas Corpus petition in the Madras High Court, which subsequently ordered the Krishnagiri police to trace the boy and produce him in court.
When the matter came up for hearing on June 25, additional public prosecutor Govindarajan informed a division bench comprising Justices K N Basha and P Devadass that the police had recovered the skull of the missing boy.
The skull was then sent to the forensic laboratory. However, the boy’s parents claimed that the skull was that of a 40-year-old man and not their son’s.
Following this, the police arranged for a DNA test to clear the air.