The Bombay High Court had ordered the Binoy to appear for a DNA test and asked for the results to be submitted in a sealed envelope in two weeks.

Binoy Kodiyeri submits sample for DNA test in rape case
news Crime Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 17:37

Binoy Kodiyeri, who has been accused of rape by a Mumbai-based woman, presented himself at a hospital in Mumbai and submitted his blood sample for a DNA test, as directed by the Bombay High Court. 

The court had on Monday ordered the Binoy to appear for a DNA test and posted the case for August 26 when his petition requesting quashing of the FIR registered against him at the Oshiwara police station came before the court. 

A division bench of the High Court had also directed the accused to submit the examination result at the court in two weeks in a sealed envelope. 

Binoy Kodiyeri is the son of Kerala CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. A woman, who is a native of Bihar and a resident of Mumbai, has filed a case against Binoy accusing him of raping her for years on the fake promise of marriage.

A 33-year-old Mumbai-based woman had filed a complaint before the police alleging that Kodiyeri had sexually exploited her for several years on the pretext of marriage and they had an eight-year-old child. 

After being on the run for some time, Kodiyeri this month got bail from the Dindoshi court in Mumbai on the condition that he should undergo a DNA test while cooperating with the police investigation. But he failed to undergo a DNA test on three occasions. Binoy has been reluctant to undergo the test, on the argument that the HC was yet to pronounce judgment on his plea to cancel the FIR.

Binoy had approached the High Court seeking to quash the FIR in the case. The complaint also said that the woman has an eight-year-old child born out of the relationship, and the policeā€™s argument is that DNA test is needed to prove the claim. After the woman had filed the complaint at the Oshiwara station on June 13, Binoy had claimed that the woman had been blackmailing him and he has filed a complaint with the Kannur Range IG in this regard.

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