DNA test ruling out accused as biological father not conclusive evidence that rape did not occur: Bombay High Court

Though a positive result of DNA test would constitute clinching evidence against the accused, if the result is negative, the other evidence will still have to be considered independently, the Court reiterated.
Justice Bharati Dangre and Bombay High Court
Justice Bharati Dangre and Bombay High Court

In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court while refusing bail to a rape accused held that a DNA test ruling him out as the biological father of the child is not conclusive evidence that the rape did not occur, but can only be used as corroborative evidence [Abbas Asmat Ali v. State of Maharashtra].

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