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Case Studies | Law | India | Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018
Use of DNA Technique to Search and Identify the Mother of Abdanoned Foetus - A Case Study
Abstract: Feticide is increasing due to prejudiced thinking in the society. Reason for feticide is mainly due to discrimination against girl child. This crime mainly goes unsolved because no clue is found about the criminal. But in present case right investigation and use of advanced technique i. e. DNA fingerprinting made it possible to catch the criminal mother. Two fetuses (described as of male & female) were found in the garbage of a village of Kaithal District of Haryana. The crime was very heinous but no clue was available but police detective started investigation to search for any woman who was pregnant in the nearby and found one in a local village. The suspected woman was subjected to DNA profiling to compare with the DNA profile of two fetuses. Surprisingly one of the fetuses was found to be biological child of the woman. Further both fetuses who were thought to be twins and described as male & female were found to be both male and biologically different through DNA fingerprinting and gave new direction to police investigation and helped cached the mastermind of the racket.
Keywords: Fetus, Femur, STR, feticide, DNA profiling, Haryana
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018,
Pages: 1077 - 1079