Cops release sketch of second suspect

Police had earlier released the sketch of the driver based on the description given by an eyewitnesses.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Updated: April 8, 2014 3:30 pm

The Pune city police on Monday released the sketch of the second suspect,believed to be the pillion rider on the motorcycle on which the two assailants fled after opening fire on anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar on August 20.

Police had earlier released the sketch of the driver based on the description given by an eyewitnesses. Now,another eyewitness has come forward and given the description of the second suspect,police said.

The eyewitness told cops that after killing him,the assailants walked towards their motorcycle parked near Shaniwar Peth police chowkie and fled. Police suspect it was a well-planned murder and the assailants are “contract killers”.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rajesh Bansode said according to the new eyewitness,the second suspect was around 25 to 28 years old,wore a cap and had long hair.

The police have so far checked 110 CCTV footages and said the assailants are visible in seven clips obtained from different locations. However,the images are blurred and the videos have been sent to a laboratory in UK for further analysis. Police said they are expecting a report within four days.

Meanwhile,the police said they are yet to confirm the motive behind the murder. Also,the persons or organisation behind the murder are not known yet.

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