A court here on Thursday rejected a bail petition by Utsav Sharma, who attacked murdered teenager Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar on January 25.

Rejecting the plea, District and Sessions Judge Shyam Lal said Utsav had came from Varanasi to Ghaziabad with the purpose of assaulting Dr. Talwar and had indulged in similar act in the past too.

A year ago, Utsav had attacked former Director General of Police S. P. S. Rathore, convicted for molesting a teenager, outside a Panchkula court in Haryana.

Utsav, 30, attacked Dr. Talwar with a cleaver.

His lawyer S.P. Chaoudhry argued for his release saying Utsav was mentally ill and needed better medical facilities, not available in jail.

Counsel said the attack on Dr. Talwar was an accident, and assured the court that his client will not leave the country. — PTI