A Pencil is Mightier than a Gun: The Making of a Police Sketch Artist

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A Pencil is Mightier than a Gun: The Making of a Police Sketch Artist

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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itin Yadav looked over his glasses at a blood-smeared man. Only a couple of hours prior, a longtime servant had been killed at a wealthy businessman’s house in Central Mumbai. Standing before Yadav the distressed man, the new servant, claimed two masked men had barged into the house, killed his co-worker, then attacked him, and fled the scene.

As a police sketch artist, Yadav’s instinct is sharp as a tiger’s tooth. Something seemed amiss.

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