Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 11
Even two days after a woman journalist and a 19-year-old girl were molested, the UT police are still grappling to make a headway in both cases.
While the journalist was molested during a morning walk at the PU’s botanical garden, a 19-year old girl was molested in a forest area near PEC while she was on the way to her institute.
Police officials claimed that several teams, comprising around 50 cops, had been entrusted with the task of tracing the molesters.
Inspector Rajiv Kumar, SHO, Sector 11 police station, said the police were visiting nearby areas with a sketch of the suspect in the PU case and with CCTV grabs of the youth in the other case.
“Our teams are showing the sketch of the middle-aged man and CCTV grabs of the youth in his early twenties to local residents as both are suspected to be from adjoining areas,” the SHO said.
The police said they had extended the search operation to Nayagaon, besides Sarangpur, Khuda Lahora, Dadu Majra Colony, Sector 25 Colony and Dhanas.
Police sources said they were also keeping an eye on roads adjoining the PU, including the road that leads to Dhanas and the road towards the garbage processing plant.
A police team also visited the dumping ground to verify waste collectors.
The police also searched the forest area near Dhanas and collected pictures of people residing in four tubewells located in the forest area.
The police have also sought information about around 100 “sewadars” (volunteers) at the Kali Bari temple adjoining the PU. “Since a person resembling the one in the sketch was seen near the temple, the suspect could also be a ‘sewadar’, following which we have asked for the photographs of all of them,” said a police official. The police said they were collecting pictures of 210 Class IV employees, 198 security guards and mess canteen workers, which would later be shown to the complainant for identification.
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