Kerala rape case: DNA test confirms priest's paternity

The priest is accused of raping a minor who was a school student and attempting to destroy evidence of the crime.

 
Thiruvananthapuram: 

Weeks after Father Robin Vadakkancherry was arrested for raping a teenager and impregnating her, DNA tests have proved that the priest indeed is the biological father of the newborn child, media reports from Kerala said.


DNA samples of the priest, the minor survivor and the child were sent to the Forensic laboratory in Thiruvananthapuram and the reports have been sent to the police.

Father Robin Vadakkancherry was arrested on Feb 27, a few days after the minor rape survivor delivered an infant which led the child helpline officials to take up the matter.

Reports said that while the police have refused to make the results of the test officially public, the same will be submitted to the court as evidence against the catholic priest.

Sources from the police department, however, confirm that the DNA test confirms that the protest was the infant's biological father.

The Priest of Catholic Diocese of Mananthavady is accused of raping a minor who was a school student and attempting to destroy evidence of the crime.

The case had become a challenge for the investigating authorities with even the parents of the survivor refusing to give a statement against the priest. While the main accused in the crime have been arrested, others who helped him cover up including two doctors and five nuns surrendered before the police but were granted bail.

Source: One India

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