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DNA 'confirms' ex-monk Wirapol is boy's father

Cigar butt saliva proves Wirapol is 11-year-old boy's father, says Central Forensic Institute chief

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DNA tests have confirmed that defrocked monk Wirapol Sukphol is the biological father of an 11-year-old-boy whose mother says was conceived during a sexual relationship with him when she was underage, it was announced on Thursday. 

The test was based on a DNA sample taken from a cigar butt smoked by Mr Wirapol. 

Saliva traces and epithelial cells deposited on the smoked cigar clearly showed that the DNA patterns of Mr Wirapol and the boy matched, Central Institute of Forensic Science director Anek Yomjinda said.

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