The Sammanthurai magistrates court has approved a request by the Police to conduct a DNA test to identify the biological mother of a boy after two women claimed he was their son.
One woman, identified as Abusali Sithi from Karativu, Ampara claimed the boy was her son who had gone missing following the tsunami in December 2004. She claimed she had found him after searching for him for over 16 years.
However, another woman, Nurul Ishan Junaideen came forward claiming that she is the real mother of the child.
Both women and the boy appeared before the Police recently and were questioned over their claims. The Sammanthurai Magistrate heard submissions from both sides and postponed the case for tomorrow (October 7).