Delhi Police Special Agent Shalini Singh visited the village of Janauti in the early hours of Tuesday as part of her inquiries into the death of a 20-year-old woman who was dragged a few kilometers by car, ANI reported.
The MHA has ordered Singh to provide a detailed report “immediately”. Delhi police have come under fire for allegedly trying to bury the case, although top police officer Sanjay Arora assured citizens of the strictest crackdown on the five accused.
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The 20-year-old woman, who was riding a Scooty, was hit by a gray Maruti Baleno early Sunday morning, which was dragging her about seven kilometers in Sultanpuri, outside Delhi. The five suspected drunk men were arrested for negligent homicide.
According to Delhi Police, the driver Deepak had borrowed the car around 8pm on Saturday and picked up his friends. The five drove to Murthal in Haryana where they had dinner. They left for Mangolpuri in Delhi after midnight. Police are investigating whether Deepak was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
The arrested defendants were identified as Deepak Khanna, Manoj Mittal, Amit Khanna, Mithun and Kishan. During interrogation, the defendants claimed they were unaware that the car had dragged the woman along.
Delhi police on Monday added culpable homicide paragraphs that do not constitute murder against the five arrested suspects. Previously they were booked for willful driving and involuntary manslaughter, which are bail sections.
The incident caused massive outrage in the country’s capital. The Aam Aadmi Party has claimed that one of the arrested defendants named Manoj Mittal is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. AAP workers staged a protest outside the office of Delhi Deputy Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena, demanding his resignation. The LG office and the BJP hit back, accusing the ruling party of politicizing the incident.
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