Joginder said, “I have known Sohanlal for many years. I did not interact a lot with him as he belongs to another caste. Parpa has always been peaceful, but now our village is in the news for wrong reasons.”

A village in Ghaziabad​ district of Uttar Pradesh where Aruna Shanbaug’s assailant was traced few day ago, is now going to decide if Sohanlal Walmiki should be allowed to stay or not.According to reports, villagers of Parpa (Hapur) were shocked after learning Sohanlal’s past and wanted him expelled for the village.Speaking to a leading daily, Parpa headman Joginder Singh said that the villagers come to know about Sohanlal’s past through media reports.Joginder said, “I have known Sohanlal for many years. I did not interact a lot with him as he belongs to another caste. Parpa has always been peaceful, but now our village is in the news for wrong reasons.”<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Few days ago, a journalist with Marathi newspaper met Walmiki, the ward boy who assaulted Aruna at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital in Mumbai 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”.Also read: I did not rape Aruna Shanbaug; had a fight with her: Sohanlal Walmiki speaks about day of ‘incident’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 for rape or sexual molestation but for assault and robbery.For 42 years, Shanbaug lay comatose in the hospital until her death earlier this month, where she was cared by nurses and members of medical fraternity here .She also became the subject of a landmark case about euthanasia that went all the way to the Supreme Court. There is a law that bears her name that allows passive euthanasia under strict conditions even though it could never be applied to her.Also read: If not law, god will punish Aruna Shanbaug’s rapist: KEM nurses

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UP villagers want Aruna Shanbaug’s assailant Sohanlal Walmiki out