A 20-year-old woman, Anjali Singh, lost her life after being hit by a car, with five men in it, in the wee hours of 1 January, in Delhi. Her entangled body was allegedly dragged for a few kilometres, from outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri area to Rohini district’s Kanjhawala.
As per a report by The Indian Express, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan‘s Meer Foundation has now donated money to the victim's family.
Meer Foundation's Statement
According to reports, a statement read by the Foundation stated, "Shah Rukh Khan’s Meer Foundation donates an undisclosed amount to the family of Anjali Singh. Anjali, a 20 year old, lost her life in a brutal hit and run that took place in Delhi’s, Kanjhawala.
Anjali was the sole breadwinner of the family consisting of her mother and siblings. The aid by Meer foundation aims to help the family, especially the mother with her health issues while providing adequate relief to Anjali’s siblings.”
Meer Foundation is named after Shah Rukh Khan's father Meer Taj Mohammed Khan and was established in 2013 with an aim to encourage and empower women. The actor has carried out several philanthropic activities through the foundation over the years.
A Gist About the Case
On 1 January, New Year's Eve, Anjali was hit by a grey Baleno on her two-wheeler in outer Delhi's Sultanpuri, after which her entangled body stuck under the car was dragged for several kilometres.
According to DCP (Outer Delhi) Harendra Singh, a person who had spotted the body being dragged by a Baleno car called the Kanjhawala police station (Rohini district) at 3.24 am. At around 4.11 am, the Kanjhawala police station received another PCR call, reporting that a girl's body was lying on the road.
Further investigation was conducted using the scooter number, and it turned out to belong to the victim who had been found lying on the road in the area of PS Kanjhawala. The victim's body was then sent to a hospital in Mangolpuri, and the car was traced.
Five men, in their mid-20s, were arrested in the case, and an FIR was filed under sections pertaining to rash driving, culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and death due to negligence.
As per a recent development in the case, the Delhi police arrested two more men, identified as Ashutosh and Ankush Khanna, on 6 January, who were involved in shielding the accused in connection to the case.
Ashutosh was arrested from the Budh Vihar area in northwest Delhi, while Ankush surrendered at the Sultanpuri police station the same day.
The 20-year-old was the sole breadwinner of her family comprising her five siblings, mother and grandmother.