A grieving colleague of a deceased colleague who was allegedly raped and murdered in Mumbai in December is among those who have filed a defamation suit against the accused, said lawyer A.S. Jain.
The defamation case filed by the deceased, Sajid, against the former colleague’s son, has alleged that he had molested Sajids son during their tenure as a student, said Jain, the lead lawyer.
The defamation case has been pending since the murder of Sajiad’s son.
The police had on December 17 registered a case under sections 302, 504 and 506 (perjury) of the IPC against Sajib Shah, the accused.
The case was lodged in the Bombay High Court on November 29, 2017, and has been ongoing since.
The lawyer said the accused had denied all allegations and filed a petition seeking dismissal of the case.