DNA test on rape accused to ascertain paternity not hit by self-incrimination under Article 20(3): Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court dismissed a rape accused's plea seeking to quash a DNA report that found he was the biological father of a child born to the rape survivor.
Karnataka HC
Karnataka HC

Drawing blood sample of a rape accused for the purpose of DNA test to ascertain paternity does not amount to violation of fundamental right against self-incrimination under Article 20(3) of the Constitution, the Karnataka High Court has held [Malappa @ Malingaraya vs. State of Karnataka].

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