Rajesh Talwar injured in an attack outside court

Ghaziabad: Rajesh Talwar, father of murdered teenager Aarushi, was on Tuesday attacked by an unidentified youth outside a Ghaziabad court, leaving him profusely bleeding from the head.

54-year-old Talwar, who had gone to the court to file a petition demanding a fresh probe by the CBI in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, was rushed to a hospital by his lawyers, eyewitnesses said.

They said he was attacked by the youth in his early twenties when Talwar was standing next to a photocopying shop after he came out of the court after filing his plea.

They said Talwar was suspected to have been attacked by a cleaver, leaving him profusely bleeding from the left side of his head.

In the midst of the commotion, the youth was apprehended by a bystander and taken into custody by police personnel who took him to a lock—up in the court premises.

Following the incident, the court adjourned the hearing in the case till February eight, lawyers said.