A 23-year-old girl on her way home after work was hit by a car and dragged around 7 kilometers from Sultanpuri to Kanjhawala in Delhi.
After the scooter she was riding crashed with the grey Baleno early Sunday morning, the 23-year-old girl was dragged by the car for around four kilometers from Sultanpuri to Kanjhawala in Delhi early Sunday morning.
The horrific incident came to light after the Kanjhawal police in Rohini district received a call around 3:30 am on Sunday in which the caller said that a grey Baleno car going towards Qutubgarh was dragging along a body of a woman.
The caller told police the registration number of the car, which was communicated to the staff deployed at the checkpoints with explicit instructions to stop the car and search the vehicle. Around 4 am, the Kanjhawala police received another call that said the woman’s naked body was lying on the road. The crime team reached the spot. The forensics team was also called to collect samples and exhibits from the crime scene. The body was sent to SGM Hospital in Mangolpuri.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police traced the car and launched an investigation. They traced the owner of the vehicle and arrested five people.
During interrogation, the five men admitted that they were traveling in the car when the vehicle collided with the woman’s scooter in the jurisdiction of Sultanpuri police station. Following the accident, the car dragged the girl from Sultanpuri to the Kanjhawala area for about four kilometers. The woman’s clothes got torn and she sustained grievous injuries, ultimately leading to her death.
The station house officer of Sultanpuri police station, who was on night patrolling duty, had noticed a damaged scooter. The information was registered at the police station at 3:53 am.
The Main Accused is Co-Convener from BJP Unit
Details are emerging that the main accused is a Co-Convener from the BJP Unit which is why the Delhi police are accused of playing down the crime.
Perhaps this is the reason why #DelhiPolice registered FIR under weak charges in #KanjhawalaCase. The case certainly qualifies amongst rarest of rare.
The touching condition of family & young lady being the only bread earner makes it more heart wrenching.https://t.co/3Yvqd94Vj8
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) January 2, 2023
Shame on you Delhi police. pic.twitter.com/hltZwIQTHw
— MD Shamim Khan🏹 (@shamim_khan1987) January 2, 2023
Uncle Denies Claims of Accident
Denying the claims of an accident, the victim’s maternal uncle said, “The girl was dragged for around 10 meters. Scooty and the body has been found in two different places.” “It is not an accident, after seeing that girl alone, something wrong must have happened with her, that’s why the scooty and the body were found at two different places,” he alleged.
Earlier in the day, the police reported that a woman was killed after being hit by a car and then dragged for a few kilometers on the road, being entangled in the wheels. The state of the girl was so terrible that after being dragged on, her clothes and even the back side of her body got ripped off.
The victim’s mother told ANI, “She used to work for events. My daughter left home yesterday evening at around 5-6 pm, saying that she will return.”
“I called her at 9 pm to bring vegetables while returning home. She told me that she’ll return by 10-11 pm. After that, I didn’t receive her call and I took medicines and went off to sleep and don’t know what happened in between,” the mother said,” adding that the next morning a call came regarding the incident.
She said that she hadn’t seen her daughter, since then and had not received information about her.
DCP Outer Delhi, Harendra K Singh told ANI that the accused was apprehended on the basis of the registered car number.
“Police apprehended the accused on the basis of the registered car number. During the probe, the accused said that their car met with an accident with the victim’s scooty but they were unaware that she was dragged along with their car for several kilometers,” he said
According to police, the girl worked part-time at weddings and other functions. She was returning home on her scooter from one such function on Sunday when she met with the accident. The girl is survived by her mother, four sisters, and two brothers aged nine and 13.
The arrested accused have been identified as Deepak Khanna (26), Amit Khanna (25), Krishan (27), Mithun (26), and Manoj Mittal (27). Police seized the car and also took the samples of the men to check if they were in an inebriated condition at the time of the accident. Further investigation is underway. Meanwhile, Swati Maliwal, the chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, has taken cognizance of the matter and issued a summons to the Delhi Police to appear before the commission.