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Delhi Police nabs Radhika Tanwar’s ‘killer’
Syed Ali Ahmed
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 12
The Delhi Police today claimed to have solved the murder case of Ramlal Anand College student, Radhika Tanwar (20) last Tuesday, with the arrest of four persons, including suspected killer Vijay. Radhika, a B.A. second year student, was shot on March 8 near Dhaula Kuan.

Vijay, alias Ram Singh, was arrested from Mumbai last evening. His interrogation led to the arrest of other three suspects who have been identified as Tabrez, Ashraf and Sheikh Sheikhu.

Vijay, who worked in a factory at Naraina close to the house of the deceased, had shot dead Radhika with a .315 bore country-made pistol to take revenge for having been beaten up and “snubbed” by Radhika when he tried to talk to her. The weapon used in the crime has also been recovered, said B K Gupta, Commissioner of Police.

The Police Commissioner said Tabrez and Ashraf had escaped to Mumbai. The weapon used in the crime had been left with Sheikhu in Pillani village in the Kotlamubarakur area in Delhi.

Tabrez and Ashraf had left for their native place Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh from where they were arrested.

Addressing a conference, the Police Commissioner said it was blind murder case and nobody had seen the suspect killing Radhika. However, her friends and relatives were questioned. It emerged during the questioning that the suspect used to stalk her. It was a one-sided obsession. The girl never disclosed this to her parents.

In 2007, he was beaten up by some residents for stalking the girl. He then left Delhi for Mumbai where his friends helped him in getting job as a daily wager. But he never gave up visiting Delhi.

During the interrogation, Vijay disclosed that he came to Delhi in 2005 and worked as a tailor at different places but mainly remained at or around Naraina Vihar. Sometime in the year 2007, he saw Radhika and he became obsessed about her.

He used to watch her and at times he would wait for her due to which he was beaten up twice. He felt deeply hurt and left for Mumbai. He worked there for two-and-a-half years but kept on visiting the locality where she lived. His obsession and feeling of hurt over the insult increased by the day. He turned a maniac and decided to kill her.

He bought weapon from Mumbai, came to Delhi and tracked the route and routine of the girl. He made a failed attempt on March 5 as the girl went out of his sight.

Finally, on March 8 he succeeded in his evil design and killed the girl.

The suspects were produced before a city court today for police remand, the Police Commissioner said.





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