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DNA test wins alimony case for deserted woman

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Sep 2 (UNI) DNA test came to the rescue of a woman in establishing the paternity of her 13-year-old son and getting her monthly alimony from her husband who had deserted her just four months after marriage.

Admitting a petition filed by one Kamachi of Uragam in Kolar Gold Fields, Justice Bannurmath of the Karnataka High Court yesterday ordered her husband P Abel, a technician, to pay maintenance arrears of Rs 500 each per month to her and their son for the last 13 years and Rs 1,200 each in future.

Kamachi had filed a petition for maintenance under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in a Magistrate court in Uragam, submitting that she had married Abel after four years of courtship.

However, after Aravind was born, Abel had deserted her, denying their marriage and having sired Aravind. He claimed that she was only working as a maid servant.

After both the trial court and sessions court dismissed the petition, ruling that paternity and marriage had not been established, she approached the High Court.

The High Court had directed that a DNA test be taken to settle the matter and the test proved that Abel was the genetic father of Aravind.


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