Anupama S Chandran
Anupama S Chandran finally held her baby boy in her arms after stepping out of a court complex here with her partner Ajith. On a rainy Wednesday afternoon after a year of waiting and weeks of tough legal battles, protests, and controversies.
After a family court here, this afternoon ordered that the child be handed over to his biological parents. Anupama was granted custody of the baby she last saw when he was three days old.
Until last Sunday, the child had been in the care and protection of his adoptive parents in Andhra Pradesh.
The news comes just a day after DNA tests on the baby. It was conducted by Anupama and Ajith at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), confirmed the couple as the child’s parents.
After leaving the courthouse, the family drove to the location of Anupama’s recent protest, in front of the Kerala State Council for Child Welfare (KSCCW) headquarters.
“I have a child. He’s already in the car. I’m in a great mood right now. I’d like to spend quality time with my child “She informed the press.
Has finally been granted custody of her child by the court.
The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) presented the results of the DNA test to the court when it convened at 2.30 p.m.
The baby, who was in CWC’s custody at the Nirmala Sishu Bhavan; was produced before the court following the court’s directive during the one-and-a-half hour-long proceedings held in the judge’s chamber.
The court then ordered that the baby be medically examined and that the CWC hand; over the child to his mother after all legal formalities were completed.
Anupama had accused her parents of snatching her newborn child from her shortly after birth a year ago. She claimed that despite her repeated complaints to the police since April; they were hesitant to file a case against her family members.
The Peroorkkada police, on the other hand, said that a case had been filed against six people. It includes her parents, sister, sister’s husband, and two of his father’s friends. The reason behind the delay was due to a lack of legal advice.