No steps taken to conduct DNA Test of Fetus: Victim Alleges before Kerala HC

Kerala HIgh Court Rape Victim Fetus DNA Ivestigating Officer

Alka Verma-

Published on: November 12, 2021 at 16:19 IST

A Victim of Rape alleged before the Kerala High Court that the Investigating Officer of  the Case was not conducting DNA test of the Fetus, a result of the Act of Rape.

The Rape survivor Accused the Investigating Officer of incorporation.

The woman stated that the Officer didn’t take adequate steps to conduct the DNA test of her Fetus.

The woman also Accused the Police of not complying with the previous Order of Court wherein it was ordered to provide Police Protection to the Rape survivor from another Police station instead of the one where the Crime was Registered.

Counsels appearing for the Survivor, C. Dheeraj Rajan and Anand Kalyanakrishnan also informed the Court that the woman didn’t want to continue with the Pregnancy.

Adding to this, it was also informed that the IO did not cooperate despite being his duty to do so.

Justice Devan Ramachandran, after hearing the matter, stated, “Pendency of the matter or the Interim Order passed in it will not stand in the way of appropriate Investigation and necessary action being conducted and done in the Case.”

With this direction, the Court listed the Matter for hearing on November 26.

On October 13, the High Court issued Police Protection to the Victim after she claimed that two Police Officers, including the SHO of the concerned station Harassed her with the Accused forcing her to hide by residing with a close relative of hers.

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