Murder bid: Rape victim's husband appears for enquiry

Elder brother had lodged a complaint

Husband of a sexual assault victim, daughter of a retired IAS officer, appeared for enquiry  at the V V Puram Police Station, here, on Monday. The man in question is facing the charge of attempt to murder his elder brother at their house in V V Mohalla, in the city, in November last.

The accused, accompanied by his wife and in-laws, arrived at the station. The police recorded the statement of the accused as per the procedure. The accused has already obtained an anticipatory bail from a local court, after his brother Dr Prabudha Harsha Murthy lodged a complaint in this regard on February 17, three months after the incident.

Dr Harsha, in his complaint, has alleged that his brother assaulted him with a sickle after picking a row with him at their V V Mohalla house on that day.

Dr Harsha is also facing the charge of sexually assaulting his sister-in-law (younger brother’s wife) when the latter was eight months pregnant, on November 11, 2014.

Following a complaint from the aforementioned woman, the V V Puram Police have booked a case of sexual assault against Dr Harsha and abetment and dowry harassment charges against his parents Dr C B Murthy and Nalina Murthy.

The Murthy couple, who have been granted anticipatory bail by the Seventh District and Sessions Court recently, appeared for enquiry on Monday at the office of ACP (N R Sub-division) Umesh G Shet. The police recorded the statement of Nalina, it is learnt.

‘Weapon supplier’ seeks bail

Naveen Jain, a relative of Dr C B Murthy, who is charged of supplying weapon is learnt to have filed a plea for anticipatory bail at the Seventh Additional District and Sessions Court in the city. Order on the plea is expected on Tuesday.

In her complaint to V V Puram police, a retired IAS officer’s daughter (Murthy’s daughter-in-law) had alleged that Naveen had supplied weapons to her brother-in-law. “Naveen has a notorious reputation, and was also constantly threatening us of dire consequences...,” she has alleged.

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