Daily Times: ALIGARH – India, already labeled dark spot by an unending stream of horrific rape cases, has to face one of its most embarrassing moments when an attempt has been made a day before to rape an additional civil judge in her ‘well-protected’ home in the high-security Judge’s Compound in Aligarh.
The Judge’s Compound is an area that is under 24hour surveillance of the Provincial Armed Constabulary. In an FIR filed by the judge’s family, the assailants were identified as Gopal Gupta from Bareilly and Pankaj Gupta from Farrukhabad. The 47-year-old judge was alone in the house when the attack occurred.
Police said it was unclear how the men entered the residence. The judge, who had bruises on her body, had also been forced to swallow a toxic disinfectant. The two attackers apparently did that twice, perhaps thinking it would be potent enough to either render her unconscious or kill her.
In the morning, the judge was rushed to JN Medical College for an examination, where she was declared to be out of danger. Her family later arrived from Bareilly and took her home, police said. “The family filed an FIR for attempt to rape and murder, and we are investigating the matter,” SSP Nitin Tiwari said.
The police said that the accused would be charged under relevant sections of IPC 376 (rape), 458 (trespass), 328 (causing hurt by poisoning), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault or use of criminal force on a woman), 507 (criminal intimidation) and 334 (voluntarily causing hurt or provocation).