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DNA test confirms new-born girl`s parentage

Last Updated: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 13:24

Jodhpur: The mystery over the parentage of a
new-born girl, who lay abandoned in a hospital here as two couples staked claim over a boy born on the same day, was solved today with a DNA test confirming Poonam Kanwar as her biological mother.

The DNA report was produced by police in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate which was read by the Magistrate in the presence of Poonam`s husband Chain Singh and hospital
Superintendent Dr Narendra Changani.

Accepting the report, Singh agreed to take possession of
the girl who was under the supervision of the hospital`s
nursery unit soon after her birth.

After this development, he told reporters outside the
court that he was interested in knowing the result of this DNA
report in order to avoid any confusion.

The girl was mistakenly exchanged with the boy by the
hospital staff on March 25.

After delivery, the hospital staff gave the boy to Poonam
but after around two hours, they said that the boy was
mistakenly handed over to her and took him back.

The staffers then gave her the girl saying she was born
to her.

The boy was handed over to Reshmi Devi wife of Sagar Ram
following which Chain Singh and his family members created a
ruckus and claimed that the boy belongs to them and rejected
the girl.

A committee of the hospital also looked into the matter
and prima-facie found that the boy belongs to Reshmi and the
girl belongs to Poonam.


First Published: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 16:21
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