Kanjhawala case: Victim's family presses for murder charges against accused; stages protest

Singh was killed in the early hours of the New Year after her scooter was hit by a car which dragged her for 12 km from Sultanpuri to Kanjhawala.
The family members of Kanjhawala case victim stages dharna outside Sultanpuri police station (Photo | ANI)
The family members of Kanjhawala case victim stages dharna outside Sultanpuri police station (Photo | ANI)

NEW DELHI:  The family members of Kanjhawala accident case victim Anjali Kumari, braving chilly winter morning, staged a sit-in protest outside the Sultanpuri police station in Delhi on Tuesday demanding the accused be charged for murder.

“This was not an accident. It was a murder and hence the accused be booked for murder and section 302 of the IPC should be added to the FIR,” victim woman’s maternal uncle Prem Singh told the New Indian Express.

The 20-year-old Anjali died a horrific death on the dead night of the new year when she was allegedly hit by a car and then her body was dragged underneath the same car for around 10-12 Km. Due to constant abrasion with the road, her skull got fractured and brain popped out. There were at least 40 external injuries. Even her ribs were exposed from the back as skin had completely peeled off.

The police have so far arrested seven people, identified as Deepak Khanna (26), Amit Khanna (25), Krishan (27), Mithun (26), and Manoj Mittal (27), Ashutosh and Ankush Khanna, for the horrific accident. Of all the 7 accused, only four were present inside the offending vehicle while three others helped the accused in shielding their crime. 

The accused have been booked under sections 304-A (), 304, 120 B () and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
Another protester, while sitting outside the Sultanpuri police station, said the accused were well aware that someone had got herself entangled in the wheels of the car. As many as four protesters, including family members of Anjali, sat outside the police station in front of a poster which had a picture of the victim.

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