Headlines Today woman journalist shot dead in car in Delhi

September 30th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) A woman journalist working with Headlines Today news channel was shot dead in her car near her southwest Delhi home while returning from work in the early hours Tuesday, police said.Saumya Vishwanathan, in her mid-20s, was found dead in her white Maruti Suzuki Zen car in Vasant Kunj area around 3.30 a.m. According to police, her car was found rammed against the road divider and she was seated in the driver’s seat with blood oozing from her head. She was a resident of C block in Vasant Kunj.

Vishwanathan, employed in the production department of Headlines Today, was rushed to the Trauma Centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by police. She was declared brought dead by the hospital.

Doctors found a bullet in her head during the post mortem examination.

Police are not clear about the sequence of events leading to her death.

“We don’t know when a bullet was fired at her. It could have been before or after her car rammed against the divider,” a senior police official told IANS.

“We cannot say if someone was accompanying her at the time of incident. We also don’t deny that it could be a possible incident of road rage. It could also have been the result of personal enmity. The matter is now being probed from all angles,” the official added.

The police said the body had been handed over to her family members after the post-mortem examination. A formal autopsy report is awaited.

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