Delhi Hit & Drag Case: Murder Charges Imposed on Accused

In a big development in the Delhi hit & run case, Police have slapped murder charges against the accused, meanwhile another tragic hit-and-run case was reported near the IIT Delhi Campus.

Soon after the CCTV footage of the Delhi’s Hit & Drag case of Anjali Singh surfaced online, it became sensational news, causing anger among millions of Indians. ISH News was always amongst the first news channels to be constantly releasing updates in the story. In a big development in the Delhi hit & run case, Police have put murder charges against the accused under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which entails death sentence or life imprisonment. The accused in the case were initially booked by Delhi Police under section 304 (culpable homicide not intending to murder) for Anjali's death.

The Police were able to slap murder charges on the accused after analyzing the CCTV footage which suggested that the people who were inside the car knew that Anjali's dead body was being dragged under their vehicle. 5 accused were arrested by the Delhi Police in the case on 2nd January. Later, accused Ashutosh and Ankush Khanna were also arrested for allegedly shielding the others. Notably, both Ashutosh and Ankush have been released on bail. After the Home Ministry took cognisance of the case, a team of five experts from the National Forensic Science University in Gujarat visited the accident site and recreated the crime scene. The recreation was done with the help of a girl who displayed how the woman might have gotten entangled under the car. A dummy was also used to see the effects caused to a person whose body gets stuck to the front wheel of a moving vehicle. 

Meanwhile, a total of 11 policemen deployed in PCR vehicles and check-posts have been suspended for their recklessness in the case. Meanwhile, in another sad and shocking event, a 30-year-old PhD student was killed, and another student was injured after a car hit them near the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in Delhi on the 18th January night. Ashraf Nawaz Khan and Ankur Shukla were pursuing a PhD at IIT, Delhi. They were on their way back to the IIT campus after dinner at the adjoining SDA Market when a speeding car hit them while they were crossing the road. Both were rushed to a hospital by passersby where doctors Declared Ashraf brought dead on arrival.  Ankur suffered a fracture and was being treated at the hospital.The car was found abandoned near the accident site, and the driver has been identified. A search is on to trace the driver. What do you think about the latest development in Delhi, hit and drag case and another sad case of reckless driving which has emerged from the national capital? Do mention your thoughts about this in the comment section below.