The police said on Tuesday that the DNA sample of the hardly two-month-old baby of a 10-year-old rape victim has matched with the victim’s second uncle who was arrested on September 19. However, the elder uncle allegedly raped too and was arrested, but the police investigations experienced an obstacle three weeks ago when his DNA samples did not match with the newborn baby.
The Hindustan Times had exclusively reported on September 11 that the DNA report of the elder uncle was negative and that the ‘paternity of the accused was excluded’ from the case. The police later arrested his younger uncle after a statement given by the girl accusing him of rape and asked for the court’s permission to re-match the DNA samples. A new report produced by the police, prepared by the central forensic science laboratory (CFSL), Mohali, in the court of additional district and sessions judge, Poonam R Joshi. The report conjectured that the younger uncle was the father of the newborn. Along with the samples of a few other neighbors, the blood samples of the two brothers had been sent for the DNA tests.
The 10-year-old victim gave birth to a girl at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh’s Sector 32 in August. As per the sources, the girl was told that she had a stone in her stomach that needs to be removed. The apex court, on the other hand, had refused to authorize the rape victim to undergo an abortion due to a risk to her life. According to the police, if anyone else had raped the girl, they would have been arrested already. “While the main accused (elder uncle) had also raped the victim, it is clear that the father of the baby is the younger uncle,” said a senior police officer. On Tuesday evening, the investigator officer Gurjeet Kaur in the case said that the supplementary challan will be presented before the court. The Supreme Court had directed the laboratory to accelerate the process of matching the DNA samples.