MADURAI:A day after CB-CID police informed the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court that they had traced the son of Meenakshi and Thinakaran, blood samples of the couple and the baby were taken at the Madurai Medical College on Wednesday for DNA testing to confirm parenthood.
The samples were collected at the Department of Forensic Science in the presence of District Police Surgeon and the head of the department G Natarajan. The proceedings were held in high secrecy and videographed. The infant, barely a day old, was stolen on 15 June 2013 from the Government Rajaji Hospital where Meenakshi from Bommapatti village in Madurai district gave birth.
The case gained significance after Meenakshi approached the HC bench in July 2013 alleging lethargy of the Madurai city police. As no significant breakthrough was made despite 15 months of follow up, the bench transferred the case to CB-CID on October 30, 2014.
Police sources said the woman from Perumanallur in Tiruppur, who allegedly bought the child, brought the child, now around 19 months old, for the test. The child is more accustomed to her.
The CB-CID police kept the woman and the child in an undisclosed location. Her husband is said to be working in a factory in Bengaluru. Hospital sources said the woman looked anxious throughout the test.
They said although the DNA test would generally take around two weeks, the case was being taken on priority and the results may be out in a week.
CB-CID sources said they were confident about the outcome as investigation had clearly indicated that the traced child belonged to Meenakshi.
The HC bench on Tuesday ordered CB-CID police to present the report of the test results during the next hearing on February 22.