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Public outcry keeps probe going

Vijaita Singh , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 30, 2010
First Published: 00:03 IST(30/12/2010) | Last Updated: 00:05 IST(30/12/2010)

It always had the making of a perfect crime. With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filing a closure report in the Aarushi- Hemraj double murder case, the fear has been confirmed. But a look at some mysterious and unsolved crime cases in Delhi show that the CBI may have taken the decision in a hurry. There are many such “blind cases” that have been kept alive in the police records, fearing public outcry.

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A case in point is the Swiss diplomat rape case of 2003. The 28-year-old woman was attacked at the Siri Fort parking lot on October 15, by two men and raped in her own car. The traumatised woman left India 10 days later. Only one man was ever arrested — a south Delhi businessman — but the blood sample did not match.

Though the police failed to get any clue in the case it is still alive in the records. A senior police officer said fearing public outcry they have decided not to close this case.

Another example is the more than three-year-old case of aeronautical engineer Sanskriti Sinha, 28, who was found dead on the tarmac at IGI Airport on May 22, 2007.

Though the case was transferred to the Crime Branch, it’s still gathering dust. “No case is closed unless we have examined it from all angles. Some cases were cracked even after 15 years,” said a police officer.


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