In an odd incident, a DNA test has established a 12-year-old boy as the father of a baby girl born to a 17-year-old girl in Kochi district. The boy was detained in November last year on charges of raping the girl, after she became mother to a baby. The boy and the girl are first cousins and also neighbours according to police.
Kalamassery Circle Inspector S Jayakrishnan reported that the DNA test confirmed the paternity of the child. The DNA profiles from the blood samples of the baby girl and the 12 year old boy confirmed the latter to be the baby’s biological father.
Later the girl exposed the name of her cousin brother to the police, which then took him for rape and arrested him. As the alleged boy is a minor, hence the case would be tried in the Juvenile Justice Board as per reports given by police. The boy is presently on bail.
The mother to a baby girl, who is 16 years old, had given birth to the child in November 2016 at a hospital in city of Ernakulam and a medical test was recently conducted to find out the real father of the child.
After the delivery of her child, the girl exposed the name of 12-year-old boy as the father.
According to a report published in The Hindu, the paternity of the child was established after a DNA test was conducted on both the child and the boy.
Both the boy and the 16-year old girl are blood relatives and a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act was registered on the basis of the statement given by the victim.
These two were later let off on bail.
Meanwhile, the families of the two children and the hospital where the medical tests were conducted were tight-lipped over the issue.