Special Correspondent

KURNOOL: Armed with the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission (APSHRC) order, the district administration decided to conduct DNA test on child prodigy Sambhavi, her mentor Usharani and Soumyachari to determine the parentage of the child.

Tahsildar Srinivasarao at Nandyal served the notice on Usharani at Suryanandi directing her to be present in Hyderabad on December 29 for the test. The officers were also directed to assist the tests. Usharani projected Soumyachari as the father of the child and indicated the mother as her own sister.

She concealed the truth of the parentage from the authorities which led to ordering of DNA test. The Human Rights Commission decided to pass orders on the care of the child only after the parentage was determined.