Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday announced a government job for a family member of the 20-year-old woman, who was killed after being hit and dragged by a car for around 13 km in Sultanpuri on new year night.
During a visit to victim Anjali Singh’s residence, the AAP leader said that the Delhi government is committed to providing all possible legal and financial assistance to the aggrieved family.
Earlier, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced an ex-gratis of ₹10 lakhs for the family.
Speaking to reporters after his visit, Sisodia alleged the Central government, under which the Delhi Police works, has failed to control the law and order situation and only focused on destroying political opponents.
One of the five accused arrested in the case has been identified as local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manoj Mittal from the Mangolpuri area. He is the BJP’s co-convener in ward number 42 and runs a general store.
On Tuesday, 12 AAP legislators also met Delhi Police commissioner Sanjay Arora, alleging a lack of “police action” on the day of the incident. The leaders submitted a memorandum with five demands, including the removal of the deputy commissioner of police (outer) Harendra K Singh.
AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj also demanded the dismissal of all police officials stationed in the area of the crime for their inaction. He also demanded the dismissal of the officer who lodged the first information report (FIR) under minor sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The accident took place in the wee hours of January 1 when Anjali’s scooter was hit by the Baleno car. Due to the impact, she got stuck beneath the car while her companion Nidhi was tossed off the pillion seat.
According to the autopsy report, there was no sexual assault on the victim woman.
Meanwhile, Nidhi told the police that five occupants car were aware that Anjali was trapped under the car. They have been arrested and charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, a non-bailable offence.
Anjali’s mortal remains were cremated on Tuesday amid tight security.