Rape victim's real brother is her child's biological fatherAnuraag Singh, TNN | Jun 25, 2013, 11.01 AM IST
INDORE: The Alirajpur police are likely to petition court to withdraw charges filed against a youth for raping and making pregnant his aunt after DNA report established that the child born to the victim was her real brother's biological child and not of the youth accused.
In January 2013, Khel Singh, 20, a computer applications student was arrested from his in for allegedly raping and making pregnant his distant aunt Mamta (name changed), who was three years younger to him.
But five months later, a report of state forensic science lab (FSL-Sagar) on June 11 has established that it was not Khel Singh, but real brother Ramesh who is the biological father of her son. The newborn male child died mysteriously a month after his birth.
The report has rendered a new twist in the case, just a week after Khel Singh was released on bail after spending around 140 days in jail.
"Earlier, a DNA report of SFL-Sagar on March 30 had established that Khel Singh was not the biological father of the alleged rape victim's child, following which we requested the court to drop rape charges against the accused, but the court turned down the plea observing that merely on the basis of a DNA report, rape charges could not be dropped," SP (Alirajpur) Akhilesh Jha told TOI on Monday.
"But with now establishing that the victim's real brother Ramesh is the biological father of her child, we'll soon file a fresh application before the court under Section 169 of CrPC, to prosecute the alleged victim's brother Ramesh for rape" the SP added.
has already been arrested by police in April and booked for rape, Jha informed.
In January, acting on a complaint filed by Mamta's mother, cops from Udaigarh police station not only arrested Khel Singh for alleged rape, but also nabbed his brother Rajesh (24) for allegedly threatening the girl's family with dire consequences on January 24 and sent the siblings to jail five days later.
Meanwhile, the seven-month pregnant victim Mamta was married to another man and gave birth to a male child three months later in March, but the child mysteriously died within a month of being born.
Based on the report findings and also the statements of the girl, who after the lodging of rape case by her mother had stated before police that it was her brother Ramesh who raped her and made her pregnant, Ramesh was arrested in April second week by Alirajpur police and charged with rape.