New Year opened on a grim and monstrous note for Delhi after a 23-year-old girl was hit by a car and dragged for several kilometres. The 23-year-old victim's body was found naked on the road when the police finally reached the spot.
Delhi LG VK Saxena reacting to the news said that his head 'hangs in shame' over the incident.
Even as every possible support/help and beyond, to the family of the victim will be ensured, I appeal to all to not resort to opportunistic scavenging. Let's together work towards a more responsible and sensitive society.— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) January 1, 2023
The national capital is infamous for its crimes against women. But in this case, several questions are being posed at the Delhi Police which signals utter negligence.
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What happened? A 23-year-old woman was on her way home after work on her scooty, when a car allegedly hit her scooter, and she fell off and got entangled in the car's wheel.
#DelhiCrime | Delhi Police has arrested 5 accused in the Delhi new year horror case where a 23-year-old woman was dragged by a car for 4 kilometres.@PoojaShali @arvindojha | #ITVideos #DelhiScootyAccident pic.twitter.com/v6VYAqAWZJ— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) January 2, 2023
Dahiya said he followed the car while being in contact with the police. The body eventually fell off near Jyoti village near Kanjhawala, after which the accused fled the spot.
Given that the victim's body was found naked, several questions are being raised on whether it was just an accident.
What are the police saying? Delhi Police officer Harendra Singh told ANI that the victim wasn't sexually assaulted and also warned that the police would act against those making claims on social media that the girl was raped.
Delhi | As per our investigation, it was a fatal accident. All 5 persons who were present in the car were arrested. They will be produced before the court today. The postmortem of the deceased girl will be conducted through a board of doctors: Harendra K Singh, DCP Outer District https://t.co/yGrjnk3sKO pic.twitter.com/P5BjWVo5AG— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2023
When my brother arrived at PS, he was told about death of my daughter. My brother told me about it. My daughter was only person earning in our family.She was wearing so many clothes but not single piece of cloth was there on her body,what kind of accident was it:Deceased's mother pic.twitter.com/lWyGkJa522— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2023
The questions being raised against Delhi Police: