The Delhi Police have added murder charges against four accused in the case of the gruesome death of a 20-year-old woman in the city’s Kanjhawala area on January 1, PTI reported on Tuesday.
They were initially charged under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
In the early hours of New Year’s Day, Anjali Singh had died after her scooter was hit by a car. Her body got entangled in the wheels of the vehicle and was dragged along for nearly 12 kilometres. Her naked body was later found in Kanjhawala’s Jonti village.
Seven accused – Manoj Mittal, Deepak Khanna, Amit Khanna, Krishan, Mithun, Ashutosh and Ankush – were sent to judicial custody for 14 days on January 9. Ankush and Ashutosh were granted bail on January 7 and January 17, respectively.
The prosecution in the case has argued that the accused persons were aware of Singh’s body being dragged and that two of them even got down from the car to check what was under the wheels.
On Tuesday, the police said that murder charges have been added against Mittal, Amit Khanna, Krishan and Mithun, who were inside the car at the time of the incident, PTI reported.
An offence of murder may attract death penalty or imprisonment for life and a…