Anjali, a 20-year-old woman, was killed on Sunday in Delhi when her scooty was allegedly hit by a car and she was dragged for several kilometers. Later, her body was found in Delhi’s Kanjhawalai. To trace the offending car, at least 10 vehicles, including PCR vans and night patrolling units, were deployed. As per sources, there was so much fog that they were unable to trace the Baleno car and it had veered off the main route to avoid police.
News agency PTI quoted sources as saying that several teams were deployed that night under the supervision of four ACPs in Rohini district to track down the car, gather information from PCR callers, and identify the victim and the accused involved in the case. The sources also added that teams from Aman Vihar, Prem Nagar, Begumpur, and Prashant Vihar were also sent to help solve the case.
In the second PCR call, which was made at about 3:30 in the morning, the caller told police that the woman’s corpse was trapped beneath the car, but due to the thick fog and limited vision, he was unable to provide them with the car’s registration number.
However, police were able to locate the Baleno car and determine the registration number of the vehicle with the use of a camera with an automated number plate reader installed in the Kanjhawala region. This information finally led them to the owner of the offending vehicle.
A police van had driven across the same section of road five minutes prior, according to CCTV evidence. It alerted the SHO to the location after spotting a scooty in a damaged state. Anjali Singh was identified by the police as the vehicle’s owner.
“Since no one was found near the site, it was assumed that the victim must have been taken to hospital by some passer-by. By the time police traced the ownership of the vehicle, it was established that it belonged to Anjali Singh who was killed in the accident,” the officer was quoted as saying by PTI.
According to reports, police have found further CCTV footage showing the victim drinking and fighting. According to authorities, a post-mortem report is inconclusive and that the only way to determine if someone was under the influence of alcohol was through their viscera. Anjali’s friend Nidhi said that the former was intoxicated when the event occurred.
Anjali Singh’s family has denied Nidhi’s assertions that she was intoxicated to a dangerous degree on the night of her death. Rekha Devi informed the media that her daughter had never touched alcohol in her life. Nidhi, according to the police, will be their key witness as they gather further CCTV evidence to piece together the sequence of events that led up to Anjli’s horrible killing.
Anjali and Nidhi were fighting before they left the hotel at 1.16 am, according to CCTV evidence, and afterwards fought with males who reportedly pulled Nidhi under their car and murdered her. Police are investigating if the five men suspected of pulling the lady beneath the car were aware that she was stuck there.
Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi, referred to the incident as an instance of extreme brutality.
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