Soumaya Viswanathan, TV producer with English News Channel Headlines Today was murdered on September 30 and police are yet to find any clue to the mysterious murder. Police did arrest one Mr. Mudit Jain, son of Delhi Businessman Dinesh Jain, whose rear-view mirror’s glass pieces were found on the spot where Soumaya was murdered. However on investigation it was found that Mudit passed that place, Vasant Kunj, 7 hours before the murder.
The CCTV footage also showed the broken rear-view mirror and the timing in the CCTV also matched the statement given by Mudit, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said.
Soumaya was shot on her head and that is said to have killed her. She was returning home after covering bomb blast news material at 3 AM in the morning. Initially, police thought it was a case of accident but later doctors conformed that she suffered a bullet injury on her head. Police suspect that the victim was shot from close range from a vehicle which was plying parallel to Soumya’s car, which was found rammed into the divider of the road.
Some eye witnesses have surfaced but apart from giving a very vague picture no further details were found from them. With the only suspect being given a clean chit, everyone is waiting to know what and how did this murder happen.
Delhi still remains quite unsafe for the women though there has been marginal drop in crime rate against women when compared with the reports last year. However, when Delhi’s chief minister Sheila Dixit seems quite uncertain with Delhi’s Safety (especially against women – read her comments), one has to be very careful and take enough precautions to protect himself/herself! What say?