Fr. Robin Vadakkumchery, who was arrested for raping and impregnating a minor girl in Kottiyoor of Kannur, is the biological father of the infant, DNA tests have reportedly proved.
The DNA test was conducted at the Forensic laboratory of Thiruvananthapuram, after police found that the survivor and her family had shifted the infant to an orphanage in Wayanad immediately after the delivery. DNA samples of the child, Robin and infant’s mother were tested.
The priest was arrested three weeks after the delivery on February 28.
Police say that more details can be given only after they receive the DNA results. But they have confirmed to The News Minute that the results prove that the priest is the father.
Father Robin, who was posted at the Church run by Catholic Diocese of Mananthavady (Wayanad) in Kannur district almost two-and-a-half years ago, also served as the manager of a school attached to the church. The survivor was a student at the school.
The minor gave birth to a baby on February 7 at a private hospital in Kannur.
Police say that survivor was admitted to the hospital after she complained of stomach pain. The survivor’s parents kept her in the dark about the childbirth and told her that she was operated on for appendicitis.
The incident came to light after Childline officials of the district received an anonymous letter.
All the 10 accused in the case including two priests and five nuns have been arrested.