DNA test to clear suspicions on child's paternity can only be ordered in exceptional cases: Kerala High Court

Only when the court finds it impossible to draw an inference based on evidence or if the controversy cannot be resolved without a DNA test, can the court direct a DNA test and not otherwise, the High Court said.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently emphasised that courts should not direct DNA tests to determine the paternity of a child in every case where the paternity is disputed [Sujith Kumar S v Vinaya VS & Anr.].

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