Delhi accident case: Seventh accused Ankush surrenders; victim's friend Nidhi called for investigation

Delhi accident case: Seventh accused Ankush surrenders; victim's friend Nidhi called for investigation

The accused have been booked on charges of culpable homicide (Section 304) not amounting to murder, causing death by negligence and criminal conspiracy, according to the police.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, January 06, 2023, 06:26 PM IST
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Delhi accident case: Seventh accused Ankush, who was driving car that night surrenders; victim's friend Nidhi called for investigation | ANI

Delhi: In the Kanjhawala death case, one more accused named Ankush was arrested by the Delhi Police after he surrendered. This is the seventh arrest in the horrific case that rocked the country.

As per news agency ANI, Ankush surrendered before the police on Friday.

Delhi Police on Friday arrested Ashutosh, the sixth suspect and he was remanded in police custody for three days. The five people accused of causing the death of 20-year-old Anjali Singh had allegedly borrowed the car from Ashutosh. Those arrested earlier are: Deepak Khanna, Amit Khanna, Krishan, Mithun and Manoj Mittal.

Meanwhile, Nidhi, an eye-witness in the Kanjhawala case, in which a young woman was hit by a car on New Year night and dragged under the wheels for several kilometres, has been not arrested, the Delhi Police said on Friday and added that she has been asked to join the investigation.

CCTV footage captured horrific crime

New, high-quality security camera footage confirmed the horrific witness accounts that she had been dragged under the wheels for over an hour. 

A senior police officer said that the woman was dragged for around 12 kilometres following the accident.

The victim, who was the sole bread earner of her family, leaves behind an ailing mother and six siblings.

The mother alleged that the police were trying to "make it look like an accident" as she expressed dissatisfaction with their handling of the case.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed it a"rarest of rare crime" and demanded the strictest punishment for those behind the incident, while L-G V K Saxena said his head hung in shame over the "inhuman" crime. The victim's family demanded the death penalty for the accused.

Addressing a press conference here, Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda said fresh charges could be added against the five accused arrested in connection with the case on the basis of the post-mortem report.

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