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2 more approach police in journalist murder case

delhi Updated: Oct 05, 2008 01:20 IST
Vijaita Singh
Vijaita Singh
Hindustan Times
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Two more persons have become part of the police investigation into the murder of television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan who was killed on September 30.

A bouncer with a five-star hotel reportedly told the police he witnessed a case of road rage on the same stretch — Nelson Mandela Marg — at about 3.30 am a day before Vishwanathan was found murdered.

Till now, five persons have joined the investigation, but the police have not been able to make any headway in the case.

“The two incidents may be unrelated but we are not taking any chances. We are corroborating both the incidents,” said a senior police officer.

The other person who approached the police on Saturday is a 55-year-old taxi driver. “After a janitor working with a restaurant at Vasant Vihar Priya complex stopped near Vishwanathan’s car to see what had happened, he flagged down the taxi driver for help,” said the officer.

The taxi driver told the police they went near the car as they felt something suspicious when they did not see anyone coming out of the car. When they went near the car, they found a woman in a pool of blood.

“The taxi driver has given us the same account as that of the other eyewitnesses. We want to go a step ahead apart from these versions,” said the officer.

Meanwhile police said they are yet to receive the forensic report of the car and would come to a definite conclusion only after that. “We are resting on the accounts given by the eyewitnesses. We want people to come forward and help us,” said HGS Dhaliwal, DCP (south).