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No leads yet on identity of accused

mumbai Updated: Dec 12, 2011 02:02 IST
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Two days after a 24-year-old woman was attacked outside in her building compound in Malwani on Friday, police have not made any progress in tracing or identifying the accused.

The victim Namrata Udeshi whose cheek was slashed with a blade by an unknown assailant, had provided the last four digits of the registration number of the bike used by the accused, which she saw when he fled the spot.

“We have sent the number to the Regional Transport Office (RTO). They will then try to ascertain the registration number of the assailant’s bike,” said an officer from the Malwani police station. Once they narrow down on the bike, it will be easier for them to trace the owner, he said.

Since the incident took place in the wee hours of Friday, police have been unable to find eyewitnesses. The victim’s neighbours were asleep and the road near the building, Gemini Apartment, in Malwani, was also deserted.

Even though a watchman was present at the time of the incident, the victim alleged that he was asleep at the time of the incident. He did not witness the incident either.

A Shaikh, senior inspector, Malwani police station said that while they have not come across any further leads, they are confident of tracking down the accused.