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DU student Radhika Tanwar's killer identified, 2 held: Police

delhi Updated: Mar 11, 2011 16:30 IST

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Delhi Police on Friday detained two persons for allegedly harbouring and helping the "stalker" who shot dead Delhi University student Radhika Tanwar and said it will shortly nab the main suspect.

Police sources indicated that they have zeroed in on the main suspect after detention of his associates Ashraf and
Tabreez, who were picked up from Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said the main suspect will be arrested shortly. Tanwar, a second-year degree student, was killed outside her college in Dhaula Kuan's Shantiniketan area on March 8 by a man, who is believed to have been stalking her for sometime.

Police said the man was beaten up by local residents three-and-a-half years ago for stalking the girl. He had been
harbouring a grudge against the girl and killed her as he wanted to "avenge his humiliation", they said.

The broad daylight murder, ironically coming on the International Women's Day, had raised questions over safety of
women and law and order situation in the capital. Students and local residents have staged protests against the incident and demanded immediate arrest of the culprit.