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Six months later, no breakthrough in Soumya murder

Delhi police are still clueless in the murder case of television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan, who was shot dead on September 30, last year.

delhi Updated: Mar 22, 2009 02:06 IST
Karan Choudhury

Delhi police are still clueless in the murder case of television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan, who was shot dead on September 30, last year.

Vishwanathan was shot dead on Nelson Mandela Marg. She was driving back home to Vasant Kunj from her office late at night.

The police have tried to investigate the case from every angle till now. Various theories ranging from road rage, robbery and personal enmity came up during the investigations. But finally the police concentrated on the road rage angle.

The Maruti Zen car, which she was driving, was sent for forensic examination but nothing came out of it. Her mobile phone call records were checked. Working on the road rage angle, the police even started keeping a tab on all the pubs and discotheques in the area to screen possible suspects.

The South Delhi Police got a number of leads in the case but none of them led to arrests. The investigators stumbled upon what looked like a promising lead — broken pieces of a car’s rear view mirror at the crime spot were linked to a city businessman’s BMW X3 Alpine sports utility vehicle. Hours later, however, police gave a clean chit to the suspected vehicle.

The Vigilance Department of Delhi Police also received an anonymous letter that said the sender had witnessed two men, one of them wearing a turban, on a Yamaha motorcycle fighting with a young woman in a white Maruti car on Nelson Mandela Road on the night of September 30.

Police teams were formed and the trail led to Phagwara in Punjab but again it led them nowhere.