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Mystery of the unknown victim

delhi Updated: Jun 06, 2010 09:52 IST
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Three days after the speeding car of a politician's son rammed a taxi in South Delhi, the identity of the 28-year-old woman passenger killed in the incident remains a mystery.

The police claim they have contacted individuals whose phone numbers were recovered from the victim's phone but, curiously, "all of them have expressed ignorance about her identity".

Mystery also shrouds the whereabouts of the injured taxi driver, Naresh Kumar Kapoor (33), who was taken to AIIMS for treatment before he went untraceable.

The taxi is registered with an authorised stand within the premises of The Lalit, a 5-star hotel, in Central Delhi.

A senior police officer, strictly on the condition of anonymity, said, "He is in a state of shock and his version of the incident is yet to be recorded." However, when asked whether the police knew where he was, the officer replied in the negative.

The driver of the two-seater Mercedes Benz convertible, 26-year-old Dinesh Singh Tanwar, walked away scot-free by furnishing a bond of Rs 50,000 just hours after the incident that took place at 3.35 am in Africa Avenue Marg.

Dinesh is the son of Kanwar Singh Tanwar, the second richest candidate in Delhi to contest the 2008 Assembly polls on a BSP ticket, who later joined the Congress.

"We are sure the case will get much clearer by Monday," HGS Dhaliwal DCP (south) said.

On speculations that the unidentified female belonged to an escort service, the DCP said, "We are investigating the case from all angles and these speculations are not relevant."