'Sketch resembles youth who harassed murdered college girl'

Investigators said they have "narrowed down" on the line of investigations, though they are verifying several points that have emerged during the probe, even as two more people approached police with "relevant inputs".

Radhika Tanwar was shot dead on a foot-over-bridge outside Ramlal Anand College in Dhaula Kuan's Shantiniketan on Tuesday by an unidentified person.

"Some friends and close family members have told us that the suspect's sketch matched with the person who had stalked her some time back. They were aware of a certain incident which happened sometime back," H G S Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South), said.

"They have told us that the portrait largely resembles the person who was earlier involved in the incident," Dhaliwal said.

However, he said, the sketch was prepared on the basis of vague recollection of three persons who saw the attacker running away. "Nobody has seen him from front...We are verifying it," he said, adding, nobody has been detained in this connection.

He said the family or friends do not know the identity of the "stalker", his residential address or parentage.

Dhaliwal said the incident of stalking was not reported to police. "There is a handicap. Nobody knows who he is, where is his residence. There is no documentation of the incident as it was not reported to police. Normally in such incidents people do not approach police," he said.

However, he said, police needs to do more verification on this.
A senior police official said they were in the process of verifying the people who had left Naraina village in the past few years. "The village houses a number of fabrics and garment units," he said.

There were three incidents of locals beating up youths for harassing girls. "We are looking into all these. These are three different cases," he said.

Investigators had yesterday expressed dismay that no one, who was present at the scene has come forward.

Police have ruled out property or monetary angle in the murder which shocked the capital and said it appeared that some personal issue was behind the incident.

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