Woman Dragged By Car In Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Asks Special Commissioner To Probe Death

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asked for a detailed report from Delhi police on the New Year’s Eve accident that killed a 20-year-old woman in the national capital, news agency ANI reported.

“Ministry of Home Affairs under the direction of Union Home Minister Amit Shah has sought a detailed report from Delhi Police Commissioner on the Kanjhawla incident. Special Commissioner in Delhi Police Shalini Singh has been asked to submit the detailed report to MHA,” sources were quoted by ANI on its official Twitter handle.

The 20-year-old was dragged through the roads for 10-12 km after the car apparently hit her scooty. Her body got tangled in the undercarriage, which, the occupants claim they had not noticed.

Five men — one of them allegedly a BJP leader — have been arrested. But the woman’s family has alleged that she was sexually assaulted, which the police have denied.

Reports of the postmortem and the alcohol test on the occupants of the car are awaited.

The accident took place a few hours after midnight, when, according to the Delhi Police, the city was under the watchful eyes of around 2,000 policemen. Extra personnel were posted to maintain law and order on New Year’s eve. Still, the car had dragged the woman’s body for over an hour across 10-12 km, unchecked by any policeman.

An eyewitness said he had called the Police Control Room, but the police did not react. “I told the PCR (Police Control Room) vans and pointed at the car, but they didn’t even try to catch it,” Deepak Dahiya, a local confectioner who saw the incident and gave chase to the car, told NDTV.

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