The Hindu - Jul 27, 2009
MUMBAI: Shamim Modi, an assistant professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) here, was attacked on July 23 at her residence in Vasai, Thane district. She is under treatment and has undergone 118 stitches.
According to a police complaint, Ms. Modi was attacked by Rakesh Nepali, the security guard of her housing complex. She was alone at home at the time of the incident. Nepali entered the house under some pretext, and slashed her with a knife, inflicting multiple injuries and hit her fracturing her right hand. He took away Rs.2,500 and is absconding.
Police have registered a case under Section 397 (robbery or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.
Investigating Officer Ashok Pawar said the motive behind the attack would come to light only after Nepali was arrested.
However, Ms. Modi’s husband Anurag Modi said that the police were probing from the robbery angle alone.
The family is suspecting a political hand in the assault.