The Odisha High Court on Tuesday refused to order for any further collection of blood samples for the purpose of DNA test to ascertain the parents of the four-month-old baby girl Atmaja, who is now lying unclaimed at SCB medical College and Hospital here ever since she was born on March 30 this year.
Instead, the High Court asked the Hyderabad-based Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) to furnish a DNA report on the basis of blood samples available with it. It was only on Monday that the genetic scientists of the CFSL had informed the High Court that blood samples of the fathers of both children were required for a DNA study to give a conclusive report deciding the parents of the unclaimed baby girl.
Blood samples of Atmaja and another baby boy born in the hospital on the same day and the blood samples of their respective mothers were sent to the Hyderabad laboratory in May this year for DNA test under the supervision of an official of the High court to determine the mother of the unclaimed baby girl.
On the other hand, the contesting fathers, who had staked claim over the baby boy born on the same day, are now away from the State to earn their livelihood. While Susanta Mallick, who has refused to accept the girl claiming that his wife had delivered a baby boy, is now in Dubai and Sukanta Mallick who took the baby boy, is now in Kolkata.
Affidavits to this effect were filed in the High Court on Tuesday by their respective relatives saying it would not be possible to ask them to return to Cuttack to give their blood samples.
The Division Bench of Chief Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice S K Mishra however, on the day refused to accept both the affidavits and asked the CFSL scientists to draw a conclusion on the basis of the available blood samples with them.
Court refuses to order for any further collection of blood samples of unclaimed baby-girl CFSL asked to furnish a DNA report on the basis of blood samples available with it
Court refuses to order for any further collection of blood samples of unclaimed baby-girl
CFSL asked to furnish a DNA report on the basis of blood samples available with it