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Escape to Mumbai,return made cops suspicious

The investigating officers became suspicious when they found out that Amit Kumar Shukla,one of the accused,had fled to Mumbai two days after Soumya Vishwanathan was murdered,police sources said.

Written by Mohit Sharma | New Delhi |
March 25, 2009 12:34:17 am

The investigating officers became suspicious when they found out that Amit Kumar Shukla,one of the accused,had fled to Mumbai two days after Soumya Vishwanathan was murdered,police sources said.

“Their suspicion got stronger when it was disclosed that Amit came back to Delhi just about a week before the day Jigisha was murdered,” the sources said.

Sources involved in the interrogation of the accused said: “They were arrested on Monday evening and interrogated thoroughly. Late in the night,Baljeet Singh,alias Poppy,was the first to break down and confess to their involvement in the Soumya Vishwanathan murder as well.” Sources said after Baljeet’s confession,the other accused were interrogated once again and they too confessed to their involvement in Soumya’s case.

The sources said the accused disclosed they were scared after Soumya’s death and went underground for about six months. They also revealed that Ravi Kapoor shot at Soumya in a bid to scare her but ended up killing her. Amit reportedly bent backwards in his seat so that Ravi could take aim.

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The police sources said the biggest mistake investigating officers made in Soumya’s case was to trust one of their own informers,who told them that it was a red Mahindra Scorpio that was involved in the incident.

“We spent about one-and-a-half months searching for that vehicle but didn’t find it. Finally,we realised the informer was lying. It was,however,quite late by then.”

Police sources said the accused had drinks at PVR Priya on the intervening night of September 29-30. When they saw Soumya driving towards Nelson Mandela Marg at a moderate speed,they followed her. “They asked her to stop so that they could rob her but when she didn’t,Ravi fired two shots. While one of them missed,the other hit Soumya in the head,” the sources said. Scared,the accused immediately fled the spot.

The police said Ravi even visited the spot and the hospital when the police came to know about the incident to confirm the status of the incident.

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