New Delhi: The Calcutta High Court on 19 January dismissed the plea of a man seeking the right to his deceased son’s sperm and maintained that the only living person with that right is the deceased’s wife.
While dismissing the plea, Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya said that the petitioner does not have any ‘fundamental right’ to permission for collecting the preserved sperm of his son merely by dint of his father-son relationship with the deceased.
The sperm preserved at a hospital in Delhi belonged to the deceased and, since he was in a matrimonial relationship till death, the only other person, apart from the deceased, having any right to it is his wife, the court noted.
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