NEW DELHI: The blood samples of all the five accused in the Kanjhawala death case in the national capital were sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory Division for examination to determine if they had consumed alcohol, sources said on Monday.
Earlier, according to the FIR lodged by the Delhi Police in the incident in which a 20-year-old girl was killed after she was hit by a car and then dragged for a few kilometres on the road, being entangled in the wheels, two of the four accused Deepak Khanna and Amit Khanna borrowed the car from one of their friends at around 7 pm on December 31, 2022, and parked the car back at his house at around 5 am on January 1, 2023.
The FIR said that Deepak was driving the car while accused Manoj Mittal was sitting next to the driver's seat.
"Accused Mithun Kumar and Amit Khanna were in the back seat of the car," the FIR read. "After fleeing from the accident spot they stopped the car near village Jaunti on Kanjhawala Road, where they found the victim woman's body stuck under the car," the FIR further stated.
The post-mortem of the deceased in the Kanjhawala death case in Delhi was completed, informed Delhi Police on Monday.
Earlier today, Delhi's Rohini Court granted three days of police remand to interrogate five accused Manoj Mittal, Deepak Khanna, Amit Khanna, Krishan and Mithun in the Kanjhawala death case.
The accused were produced in a closed courtroom amid tight security. The case is related to the dragging of a woman under the car in the early hours of Sunday.
The police said that the condition of the girl after the incident was so bad, that after being dragged on, her clothes and even the back side of her body got ripped off.
The body of the girl was sent to the SGM hospital, Mangolpuri, where she was declared brought dead. The body was then kept at the mortuary of the hospital.
Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj on Monday alleged that Delhi Police is shielding Kanjhawala case accused Manoj Mittal, who is a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Bhardwaj also alleged that there is a possibility of rape of the victim, contrary to the claims of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Harendra Singh who said that incident was a "fatal accident".
Aam Aadmi Party leader Saurabh Bhardwaj also demanded the central government to dismiss Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena. Earlier, an eyewitness of the Kanjhawala incident narrated the horrific ordeal. Deepak Dahiya runs a confectionery shop on Kanjhawala Road in Ladpur village. He said that the accused kept dragging the girl's body which got entangled under their vehicle for 18 to 20 kilometres and lasted for about one and a half hours.
"It was 3:20 am...I was standing outside the shop when I heard a loud noise from a vehicle about 100 meters away. Earlier I thought it was a tire burst. As soon as the car moved, I saw a body being dragged. I informed the police immediately," Dahiya had told ANI.
After some time, he said around 3:30 am, the car took a u-turn and the dead body of the woman was still stuck under the vehicle. Dahiya said the accused repeatedly drove on the road of about 4-5 kilometres by taking u-turns.
"I tried to stop them many times but they did not stop the vehicle. For about one and a half hours they carried the girl's body for various km,' he had said. Dahiya said he also chased the car with his bike and was in contact with the police. After about one and a half hours, the body fell from the car near Jyoti village on Kanjhawala Road, after which the accused fled, he had added. "It could not be just an accident," Dahiya further stressed.