The men who allegedly hit a woman with their car and dragged her for about 13 km through the streets of west Delhi have made some new revelations during their interrogation.
The man who was driving the car has told the police that a few km after hitting Anjali Singh’s scooty in the early hours of Sunday, he felt that something was stuck under the car, but the other four occupants asked him to drive on, sources say .
The five accused, sources say, have told police that they immediately fled the spot after hitting Anjali because they were panicked.
Her body was later found on the road without clothes and with a broken back and leg in Delhi’s Kanjhawala sending shock waves across the country on New Year.
They have also confessed to being drunk. Official sources say they consumed more than two bottles of liquor inside the car.
The accident took place at around 2 am in Delhi’s Sultanpuri on Sunday when Anjali, who worked at an event management company, was returning home from work.
While Deepak Khanna was driving, Amit Khanna, Manoj Mittal, Krishan and Mithun were sitting in the car.
After driving for a few km, Deepak had realized that something was tangled in the undercarriage of the car, officials said, adding that when he asked the other four men to check, they asked him to drive away.
The car was stopped in Kanjhawala’s Jonti village after Mithun, who was sitting in the front next to Deepak, saw Anjali’s hand while taking a u-turn.
After her body fell on the road, the men, instead of getting down and helping her, fled the scene abandoning Anjali.
The accused then returned the car, a Maruti Baleno which was twice borrowed, to Ashutosh who had loaned it to them.
When police traced the owner of the car, Lokesh, he told them he had loaned it to Ashutosh, who loaned it to his friends Amit and Deepak.
The men were arrested on Sunday night. They have been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, causing death by negligence and criminal conspiracy.
Home Minister Amit Shah, amid massive protests by locals, has directed Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora to conduct a thorough inquiry.
Anjali Singh lived with her mother and younger siblings in Aman Vihar in Northwest Delhi. Her father died some years back.
Rekha, the woman’s mother, alleged that the men had sexually assaulted her. “Her clothes cannot be completely torn off. Her entire body was naked when they found her. I want a full investigation and justice,” she said.
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