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‘A youth was beaten up for following our daughter’

delhi Updated: Mar 10, 2011 23:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Radhika Tanwar

Although her family still denied that slain 20-year-old Radhika Tanwar had a stalker, they finally admitted that their friends and neighbours thrashed a young man once for following Radhika.

"It happened a few years ago. We came to know that a youth was beaten up for following my daughter, but I did not see him," said Rajinder Singh Tanwar.

Tanwar also said that until now the police have not shown them the sketch of the killer.

“No one has shown us any sketch. The police have not discussed anything with us. I do not even know if my daughter's killer would be caught or not," Tanwar said.

The police, however, have quashed the allegations. "Station house officers from different police stations in south Delhi are in constant touch with the family. We had shown the sketch to Radhika's friends and neighbours. We are working in close coordination with them. The family is not being disturbed, as they have been through a lot and there were a few religious ceremonies at their house on Thursday," said HGS Dhaliwal, deputy commissioner of police (south).

The Tanwars have, however, vehemently claimed that Radhika had no stalker.

"Radhika was never alone. Someone wither her friends or her cousins always accompanied her to college. It was our mistake that on the day of her murder she was alone. Her friends have refused to talk to us. They do not wish to help us in this time of distress. Someone should help us," said Satish Kumar, Radhika's uncle.

The family said that all the talk in the media about her being followed by a stalker were mere speculations and stories planted by police.

But they did agree that someone had harassed her before. "Pankaj, our tenant saw him a few times. Radhika had confided in him. Pankaj beat the man up once long time ago and also helped the police in getting the sketch made," Kumar said.