With no success in its probe into the abduction and rape of a 30-year-old call-centre employee, Delhi Police is now likely to announce a reward of Rs1 lakh to anyone giving information about those involved.
"We have proposed a reward of Rs1 lakh. It will be duly notified," HGS Dhaliwal, deputy commissioner of police (south), said.
The Delhi police has not been able to make any arrest in the November 26 incident despite releasing sketches of three of the five suspects involved in the abduction and rape of the Mizo woman. But Dhaliwal said he was hopeful of an early breakthrough.
"We have detained a few people. We are questioning them. It is an ongoing process. It an elaborate exercise to arrive at a conclusion on who all are involved. We are hopeful of an early breakthrough," Dhaliwal said.
However, he said, he cannot give a timeframe as to when they will be able to crack the case.
The victim was walking towards her home in Moti village near Dhaula in south Delhi early last Wednesday morning along with one of her colleagues when the men in a vehicle abducted her and took turns to rape her. She was later dumped in Mongolpuri after which she approached police.
Investigators have have impounded a truck which could possibly be involved in the crime.
Investigators have been groping in the dark for the past few days despite 15 special teams being formed to nab the culprits. Three sketches were released by police besides questioning several suspects, surfing through CCTV footage and recording statements of three witnesses.
Investigators had also gone through mobile phone records of a number of "possible" suspects residing in Mongolpuri area as they believe that the culprits were "very familiar" with the locality and they could be staying there.