Former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore has declined to file an FIR against Utsav Sharma who had attacked him with a penknife outside the court on Monday in Panchkula, police said. Meanwhile, more details have emerged about the NID (National Institute of Design) student Utsav Sharma, who had told people that we wanted to write a film script on Rathore.
Utsav Sharma had first come to stay in Sir Chhoturam Jat Dharamshala in sector-6 Panchkula on January 13, said Ramesh Kumar, the in-charge of the dharamshala. He had been staying the night daily at this dharamshala.
According to rules, people are allowed only to stay the night at the dharamshala and leave in the morning. On Monday morning too, Utsav left the dharamshala, located hardly 400 metres from Rathore's residence. When the dharamshala manager asked him about his intention of visiting Chandigarh, he said that he was interested in the Ruchika case and wanted to write a film script.
At the dharamshala, Utsav had given the following particulars: Father's name S K Sharma, Address: 9B, P P Society, Paldi, Ahmedabad 360007.Meanwhile, Utsav's parents have arrived in Chandigarh on Tuesday from Varanasi. The professor parents of the 29-year-old youth have said their son was under treatment for depression for the last six months and he was dead against any kind of injustice.
"But no one is allowed to take law in his hands," the assailant's father Sushil Kumar Sharma, a professor of Mechanical Engineering in IT-Banaras Hindu University (BHU), told PTI. Sharma said, "I would try my best so that my son gets relief on health grounds... with all his medical reports, I will approach the police and authorities at Chandigarh."
"For the last six months, Utsav (Sharma) is under treatment for depression... abnormal circumstances must have forced him to do so (attack Rathore)," "Utsav used to say he could not tolerate injustice and talked on such matters," he said.
Utsav's mother, who is a psychiatrist and a professor at the Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, also confirmed that her son was not medically fit.
Abnormal circumstances must have forced Utsav to stab Rathore, but it was not expected of him, she said adding at the same time that the act could not be justified. Utsav is pursuing a post-graduate diploma course in animation and film design at the prestigious National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.
Rathore, convicted of molesting budding tennis player Ruchika Girhotra, was stabbed with a pocket knife by Utsav outside a court in Chandigarh. Utsav was immediately arrested by security personnel.