After groping in the dark for almost a month in the Soumya Vishwanathan murder case, the police are now concentrating on local criminals active in south Delhi for a clue.
Vishwanathan, a television journalist, was found dead in her car on September 30 on Nelson Mandela Marg when she was returning from office.
The police had first said it was a road accident but further investigations revealed Vishwanathan had been shot.
Meanwhile, forensic experts who examined the scene of the crime told the police that Vishwanathan’s car had first collided with another vehicle and she was then shot by the occupants of the vehicle.
Both the cars were in motion at the time of the incident and Vishwanathan lost control after being shot, which resulted in her car hitting the central verge, the experts said.
This was established by the dummy tests the forensic experts conducted and the scratch marks on Vishwanathan’s car, the police were told.
The blue paint mark on her car was reportedly from a signboard on the central verge.
In the past month, police have examined several witnesses but have not been able to solve the murder.
“We have examined more than 300 people whose mobile phones were active in the area during the time Vishwanathan was murdered but have not found anything conclusive. We are working on some important clues and will crack the case soon,” said a senior police officer.
Police said they have acquired the dossiers of several criminals active in the area and would be verifying their movement on the day of the murder.
“We would be interrogating all the bad characters and ruffians active in the area. There are high chances that someone killed Vishwanathan in a fit of rage,” said the officer.