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Delhi Woman Dies After Being Hit and Dragged by Car On New Year, 5 Arrested

The police received a call at 3.24 am by a person who had spotted the woman's body being dragged by a Baleno car.

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A woman in Delhi lost her life after being hit by a car in the wee hours of Sunday, 1 January. Her body was allegedly dragged for a few kilometres after being hit. All five occupants of the car have since been arrested.

The victim was working part-time in marriage events, and was returning home from one such function when the incident took place.

What have the police said? As per DCP (Outer Delhi) Harendra Singh, the Kanjhawala police station (Rohini district) received a call about the incident at 3.24 am, by a person who had spotted the body being dragged by a Baleno car. DCP Singh added: 

“At about 4.11 am, a PCR call was again received at Kanjhawala police station which said that the body of a girl was lying on the road. In the area of PS Sultanpuri, SHO during night patrolling had already noticed a scooty in accidental condition and this information was lodged in the PS at 3.53am. With the scooty number further investigation was conducted and it revealed to be belonging to the victim who had been found lying on the road in the area of PS Kanjhawala.

The body was then sent to a hospital in Mangolpuri and the car was traced, according to the police.

An FIR has been filed under sections 279 (Driving or riding on a public way so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life) 304A (Causing death by negligence), 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Who are the accused: The accused and the victim did not know each other, as per the police. 

  • Deepak Khanna (26), driver in Gramin Sewa

  • Amit Khanna (25), works in SBI Cards

  • Krishan (27), Spanish Culture Centre

  • Mithun (26), hair dresser

  • Manoj Mittal (27), rashan dealer

What next?

"A request has been moved to health department, GNCT, Delhi to constitute a medical board to conduct the postmortem examination. The forensic experts have also been involved to examine the scene of crime, vehicles involved and collect all the relevant physical, biological and others evidences which will ensure successful prosecution," Singh said, in a statement.

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