New Delhi [India]: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday took cognisance and sought detailed action along with the medical reports of a 20-year-old woman, who was allegedly killed after a car hit her scooty in the national capital.
The woman was killed after being hit by a car and then dragged for a few kilometres on the road, being entangled in the wheels, the police informed on Sunday. The police said that the girl’s condition 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 Commission has taken cognizance of the reported crime. Considering the gravity of the matter, Chairperson Ms Rekha Sharma has written to the Commissioner of Police, Delhi to conduct a fair and time-bound investigation into the matter. The Commission has also sought that post mortem must be conducted of the victim to ascertain whether the victim was sexually assaulted or not,” an official statement read adding that a First Information Report (FIR) under relevant sections would be lodged if the allegations of the victim’s mother are found to be true.
The deceased’s mother has alleged that the accused five men sexually assaulted her daughter as she was found naked. However, the Police have denied the claims.
The police have arrested all five persons who were in the car while the alleged accident took place in Delhi’s Kanjhawala, where the woman was dragged under the vehicle for several kilometres.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal also took cognisance of the matter and issued notice to the Delhi police.