Mystery shrouds Delhi woman journalist’s murder

October 1st, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) A day after a 25-year-old woman journalist with a TV channel was found shot dead in her car near her south Delhi home, police were Wednesday still struggling to reconstruct the scene of crime and largely banking on forensic reports.”We still have no clue how Saumya Vishwanathan was killed. A team of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory is again examining the car. Their report would largely help in constructing the scene of crime,” a senior police official told IANS.

“But one thing is very clear - there was no bullet in the tyre of the car,” the official said.

Vishwanathan, who was working with the production department of Headlines Today, was found dead in her white Maruti Suzuki Zen car on Nelson Mandela Road in the Vasant Kunj area around 3.30 a.m. Tuesday. She was returning home from work.

According to police, her car had 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 Sector C in Vasant Kunj.

Vishwanathan 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 autopsy.

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

The police official said it is still unclear as to when a bullet was fired at her. It could have been before or even after her car rammed against the divider.

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