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Radhika Tanwar's murder: Suspected stalker arrested

delhi Updated: Mar 11, 2011 09:52 IST
Karan Choudhury
Karan Choudhury
Hindustan Times
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Three hundred policemen are trawling the city in search of DU student Radhika Tanwar's killer. More than 2 days after the 20-year-old was shot dead on a pedestrian bridge near Dhaula Kuan in broad daylight, all they have is a suspected stalker they arrested from Naraina village on Thursday. And they're not sure he was the one harassing Radhika.

So far, the police have just one clue - a vague 'sketch' of the killer. "We have three eyewitnesses who claim to have seen the killer from different angles. The sketch is based on their accounts," said DCP (south) HGS Dhaliwal.

"We showed this to the family's friends and neighbours and they told us that a few years back, a man was beaten up for harassing Radhika in Naraina village," he added. "Nobody knows who he is, where his residence is. There is no documentation of the incident as it was not reported to the police."

The DCP said there were three incidents of locals beating up some youth for harassing girls in the west Delhi village in the last three months. "We are looking into all these."

The police said some officers have also been sent to UP and Bihar, as the two states account for a lot of the migrant population in the Capital.

This is the second time the city police have launched a major manhunt. A 600-strong team was formed last year to nab five men who raped a woman in Dhaula Kuan.