The police have booked a woman judge’s brother-in-law and another relative on charges of attempted rape, attempt to murder and causing her simple injury. The police took action on the basis of an FIR registered by the woman’s brother on Monday evening.
According to the FIR, the accused, along with a few others, entered the house on Monday evening and tried to rape and kill her. The victim has identified the two.
Aligarh SSP Nitin Tiwari told The Hindu over phone that teams were sent out to nab the accused. “Once they are arrested we will know the motives,” he said, adding that the woman’s medical examination indicated she was not sexually assaulted. The medical report notwithstanding, the accused will be charged with rape under the amended law, Mr. Tiwari said.
The forensic team, it is learnt, is trying to collect evidence from the scene of crime. The police said they could not record the woman’s statement on Tuesday as she was not well. “We will try to get her statement on Wednesday as that is required under the new rules,” Mr. Tiwari said.
The woman’s brother had earlier registered a case of attempted murder against the same relatives at Agra. That case is already under investigation there, the SSP said. District Magistrate of Aligarh Pankaj said he was in touch with higher authorities, including the High Court and District Judge, and necessary action would be taken swiftly.