`Sketch resembles youth who harassed Radhika`

Some friends and family members of Radhika Tanwar, who was shot dead outside her college two days ago, said that the suspect`s sketch matched with a "stalker" who was beaten up for harassing her earlier.

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2011, 18:10 PM IST

New Delhi: Some friends and family members
of the 20-year-old girl, who was shot dead outside her college
two days ago, said that the suspect`s sketch matched with a
"stalker" who was beaten up for harassing her earlier.

Investigators said they have "narrowed down" on the line
of investigations, though they are verifying several points
that have emerged during the probe, even as two more people
approached police with "relevant inputs".

Radhika Tanwar was shot dead on a foot-over-bridge
outside Ramlal Anand College in Dhaula Kuan`s Shantiniketan on
Tuesday by an unidentified person.

"Some friends and close family members have told us
that the suspect`s sketch matched with the person who had
stalked her some time back. They were aware of a certain
incident which happened sometime back," H G S Dhaliwal, Deputy
Commissioner of Police (South), said.

"They have told us that the portrait largely resembles
the person who was earlier involved in the incident," Dhaliwal
said.

However, he said, the sketch was prepared on the basis of
vague recollection of three persons who saw the attacker
running away. "Nobody has seen him from front...We are
verifying it," he said, adding, nobody has been detained in
this connection.

He said the family or friends do not know the identity
of the "stalker", his residential address or parentage.

Dhaliwal said the incident of stalking was not reported
to police. "There is a handicap. Nobody knows who he is, where
is his residence. There is no documentation of the incident as
it was not reported to police. Normally in such incidents
people do not approach police," he said.

However, he said, police needs to do more verification
on this.

A senior police official said they were in the process of
verifying the people who had left Naraina village in the past
few years. "The village houses a number of fabrics and garment
units," he said.

There were three incidents of locals beating up youths
for harassing girls. "We are looking into all these. These are
three different cases," he said.

Investigators had yesterday expressed dismay that no one,
who was present at the scene has come forward.

Police have ruled out property or monetary angle in the
murder which shocked the capital and said it appeared that
some personal issue was behind the incident.

PTI