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Police keep an eye on pubs, discos

delhi Updated: Oct 08, 2008 00:40 IST
Karan Choudhury
Karan Choudhury
Hindustan Times
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South Delhi Police believe road rage led to the murder of journalist Soumya Vishwanathan. The case till now has a ‘blind murder’ status.

According to sources, police officers in plainclothes are now visiting discotheques and pubs in nearby areas to monitor the activities of people visiting these places. Senior officers said they were looking for people who might be of unruly nature and might have something to do with the incident.

“We are trying to find leads from bars because we suspect some rogue local elements might be behind the incident. We have still not ruled out the possibility of road rage,” an officer said.

Bars in Vasant Kunj and nearby areas are being monitored. “One of the theories is someone who frequents these pubs regularly might have committed the crime or at least could give us some vital clues in the case,” the police officer added.

Till now police have interrogated seven eyewitnesses who reached the spot after the crime. They have still not got any vital leads in the case.

The forensic report of the car that might also help the police is still awaited. Vishwanathan was found dead in her Zen car on September 29, on Nelson Mandela Marg. Though the cops initially suspected it was an accident, the postmortem report showed she was shot dead.