Taking note of the report here that Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki, who brutally attacked Aruna leaving her in a vegetative state for four decades, Mumbai Police said they will seek legal opinion to decide on any further action against him.
A journalist with Marathi newspaper met Walmiki, the ward boy who assaulted Aruna at King Edward Memorial Hospital here on November 27, 1973.
Walmiki, who throttled Aruna with a dog leash rendering her a cripple at the prime of youth, said he cannot recall anything about what had happened on that day.
However, he asked the journalist, "Why are you people calling it as rape".
Walmiki was jailed and released in 1980, not to be heard of again. Now after Aruna's death, he has been traced to Parpa village in Ghaziabad district of UP. He was never convicted of rape or sexual molestation but for assault and robbery.

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