A woman professor was arrested and sent to jail after she allegedly hit a lady police officer with a telephone receiver in the Tukoganj police station here on Tuesday.
According to police officials, Kalpana Agarwal, an associate professor at Prestige College in the city, came to the police station on Tuesday afternoon to enquire about a complaint that she had filed against her brother-in-law a day ago.
Agarwal, 33, soon got into an altercation with assistant sub-inspector Sarika Rawat and hit her on the forehead with a telephone receiver, police said.
Following the incident, police booked her under sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his/her duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his/her duty) and arrested her.
Later, she was sent her to jail.
Police said that on Monday, Agarwal had lodged a complaint against her brother-in-law Ritesh alleging that he had thrashed and abused her.
Later a cross-complaint was filed by her mother-in-law, Kaushalya, alleging that Agarwal had thrashed her son.
When she intervened, she was also abused and manhandled, the mother-in-law alleged.
The case was handed over to ASI Rawat for investigation.
On Tuesday afternoon, Agarwal reached the police station and demanded to know why her brother-in-law had not been arrested till then.
“When the lady officer said that a case was also filed against her, the professor got enraged and hit her.
“We have booked Kalpana Agarwal and sent her to jail. Further investigation in the case is going on,” said Dilip Singh Chaudhary, town inspector Tukoganj.