New Delhi: Both hands bandaged, a deep gash on his face and stitches above his eyes, murdered teenager Aarushi`s father Rajesh Talwar Tuesday broke his silence after being attacked in a court, saying life had become "extremely difficult" for him and that he wanted to go to back to practice.
"Life has become extremely difficult for me and I don`t know what to do," Talwar said in his first TV interview after he was attacked by a man outside Ghaziabad court Jan 25 where he had gone to file a petition against the closure report of the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case.
Talwar had sustained severe injuries on his head and hands in the attack.
"I was doing a lot of work and it helped me pass time and keep my thoughts to myself...I just hope to god he doesn`t do this to me. I just want to work...that`s all," he told Headlines Today news channel.
With his wife Nupur sitting next to him, Talwar also recalled the moments following the attack.
"It was touch and go. I was losing a lot of blood and my blood pressure had also fallen a lot. If my brother hadn`t taken me to hospital in time, I wouldn`t have survived," he said.
He said he suffered artery cut and his pressure nerve was also injured. "I have a sort of paralysis of the right side of my face and I can`t keep my right eye closed."
He also questioned how Utsav Sharma, the attacker and the same person who had earlier stabbed former Haryana DGP S.P.S. Rathore, a convict in the Ruchika molestation case, was allowed to be free.
"Utsav shouldn`t have been there. He shouldn`t have been roaming around with a weapon. This can happen to anybody."
Aarushi, 14, was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in her parents` Jalvayu Vihar apartment in Noida, May 16, 2008. Their domestic help Hemraj was initially suspected for the killing, but his body was found on the flat`s terrace a day later.
Meanwhile, a court is Wednesday due to rule on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)`s plea to accept its closure report in the murder case, citing lack of substantial evidence. The investigative agency have also claimed that Talwars did not cooperate in the investigation.