Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on January 2, 2023, condemned an incident through which a 20-year-old girl was killed after her two-wheeler was hit by a automotive and her physique dragged for 4 km from Sultanpuri to Kanjhawala.
Taking to Twitter, Mr. Kejriwal mentioned the incident was “shameful” and the culprits needs to be “punished severely”. “What occurred to our sister in Kanjhawala could be very shameful. I hope that the culprits shall be punished severely,” the nationwide convenor of the Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
“5 males have been arrested in reference to the lady’s dying. The sufferer’s two-wheeler was hit by a automotive through which the accused had been travelling on January 1,” police mentioned.
A video purportedly exhibiting the lady’s physique with out garments and damaged legs has surfaced on social media. PTI couldn’t independently examine the veracity of the video. The footage additionally led to claims that the sufferer was raped and killed, however police mentioned it was an accident.
The Delhi Fee for Ladies (DCW) has issued a discover to the town police in reference to the incident.
Police mentioned the sufferer’s physique was despatched to the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital at Mangolpuri for autopsy. They mentioned the sufferer’s leg bought entangled in one of many wheels of the automotive and he or she was dragged for round 4 kilometres.
AAP to gherao LG’s residence to protest towards ‘weak’ law-and-order scenario
The AAP shall be laying a siege round Delhi Lieutenant Governor V. Ok. Saxena’s residence on January 2 to protest towards the “weak” law-and-order scenario within the nationwide capital.
AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak mentioned girls aren’t protected within the metropolis. “The nationwide capital is changing into a criminal offense metropolis. Our sisters and daughters aren’t protected in Delhi. And the LG has left the duty of regulation and order to do politics. At 2 p.m. on Monday, we are going to gherao the LG’s residence in protest over the weak law-and-order scenario,” Mr. Pathak mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
DCW chief poses collection of inquiries to Delhi Police
Delhi Fee for Ladies chief Swati Maliwal requested police to make clear if the lady, whose physique was dragged for 4KM by a automotive that had hit her scooter, was sexually harassed and if the accused had a prison historical past.
In a collection of questions she posed to the Delhi Police in reference to the incident at Kanjhawla, Ms. Maliwal mentioned, “I’ve some questions for Delhi Police — Was the lady sexually harassed by the accused? Was she killed like this after she protested over the harassment? For what number of kilometres was she dragged by the automotive? Was there no checkpost or OCR van deployed on the stretch that she (was) dragged on?” Ms. Maliwal requested.
“Did the accused males have earlier prison instances towards them? We’ve issued summons to Delhi Police and need them to reply these questions. Until when will our women be killed like this? It is a case that shames our humanity. It is a very scary incident that occurred within the nationwide capital,” she mentioned.
She additionally questioned police over the speedy motion taken after the incident was reported to the management room and the particular safety preparations that had been in place within the nationwide capital for New 12 months.