• February 23, 2024

Parents In Madhya Pradesh Are Looking For The Body Of An IVF-Born Boy, But A DNA Mismatch Precludes Final Rituals

According to police officials, in order to aid in the identification of the 14-year-old child, forensic facial reconstruction experts are now being used.  In 2009, a couple in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh district went to in vitro fertilization (IVF) after struggling for four years to conceive. They chose a double donor procedure, which entails fusing donor sperm and donor eggs in a lab before implanting the resulting embryo into the woman.

They had a son because it worked. However, 14 years later, the ideal has become a nightmare after their son Jayraj Patel, a class 10 student, vanished in March. Although a body that matched his description was discovered, the DNA plainly did not match his, prohibiting both the beginning of funeral rites and a police inquiry. 

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Lakshman Patel, 41, and Yashoda Patel, 40, were farmers from Pipariya Chakka who got hitched in 2004. We waited for a kid for four years, but when it did not materialize, a doctor in Damoh advised IVF technology because we both had a medical problem.

They made the trip to Indore’s Asian Institute of Fertility Management. After nine months, “my wife gave birth to a male child,” Patel added.

Nevertheless, their 14-year-old son vanished on March 29 of this year. On the same day, they lodged a police report at the Pathariya police station, but the inquiry stalled. His description was matched by a decomposing body discovered on May 14 in Damoh, buried next to a pond. Due to the clothing on the body, the couple knew it was their son, but law enforcement insisted on a DNA test. The parents have been attempting to establish the son as their own for the past two months, even though the body is being kept at the mortuary of the Damoh district hospital.