New Delhi: The suspected killer of Delhi University student Radhika Tanwar, Vijay alias Ram Singh (25), has a psychopathic streak and tried twice to kill her in the last one month, police said on Friday.
Vijay came one-and-half months ago to Delhi. From then on he was looking for a chance to attack the victim, a police official said.
Two of his friends, Ashraf and Tabrez, have been detained from Vishwa town in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, about 400 km from Delhi. They were on their way to Delhi.
According to the senior police official, Vijay had been closely studying Radhika`s movements over the past month and tried to kill her twice.
He first followed Radhika, a second-year student of Ram Lal Anand College in Shantiniketan, into the bus and came to Shantiniketan area. On the second time, only three days before she was killed, Vijay followed her till the foot overbridge, but fortunately Radhika was along with her friends.
The third time, luck did not save the 20-year-old student as she fell to the killer`s bullets March 8 at the foot overbridge near Dhaula Kuan.
Vijay stalked Radhika three and half years ago in Naraina Village in South Delhi, and got bashed up by local residents.
He felt humiliated as he was beaten up in front of his friends hailing from his native place Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh.
"They did not report the incident at any police station," said Deputy Commissioner of Police HGS Dhaliwal.
"His friends used to taunt him regularly about the incident and he used to just say that he will one day take revenge," said Dhaliwal.
Vijay left for Mumbai after fifteen days of the incident and from there he used to call up his friends Ashraf and Tabrez, who were living in Rohini in north Delhi.
"The man always kept himself away from the family. He is also involved in another crime at his native place," Dhaliwal said.