An unforeseen twist in a highly publicized case that had seemed to be at its end: The DNA results show that a 10-year-old girl in India—who was pregnant via rape, not permitted to abort, and in August gave birth—was not impregnated by her uncle, as has been alleged.
"So far no one had thought of any other possibility," an official with ties to the investigation tells the BBC, and for good reason. The girl had provided court testimony that named the uncle and detailed facts about the alleged abuse.
Further, police say the uncle confessed, and the girl's father told the BBC the accused hadn't denied the charge. But as the uncle's lawyer puts it, "At this moment, I can only say that the DNA of the accused does not match that of the newborn."
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