Kerala HC allows leave to life convict to undergo IVF treatment

Updated: Oct 4 2023 11:18PM

Kochi, Oct 4 (PTI) Kerala High Court has allowed a 15 day leave to a life convict for undergoing In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment to have a child on a plea moved by his wife.

Justice P V Kunhikrishnan came to the aid of the couple saying that when a wife comes to the court with such a request, it "cannot ignore the same on technicalities".

The court said conviction and sentence in criminal cases was mainly to reform and rehabilitate the offenders.