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Pallavi case: Rape attempt charge also against watchman

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 28, 2012
First Published: 00:36 IST(28/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:38 IST(28/12/2012)

More than four months after the murder of city-based lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha, allegedly by the watchman of her building, the prosecution on Thursday slapped attempt to rape charge on him.


Sajjad Mughal, 22, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, allegedly killed Purkayastha, 25, daughter of an IAS officer, on August 9 after she fought back when he tried to rape her. Mughal was earlier charged with trespassing and murder.

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The woman had committed suicide on January 7, 2004, a week after her boyfriend, Sajal Jain — son of a Delhi-based businessman — and his friends had raped her.

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