Post-mortem report rules out sexual assault claims in Kanjhawala death

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NEW DELHI: In a significant development in the Kanjhawala case, the post-mortem examination (PME) has ruled out any injury suggestive of ‘sexual assault’, the police informed on Tuesday. The PME was conducted by a three-member medical board at Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi, on January 2, in case FIR no. 2/23 Sultanpuri Police Station.

Delhi Special Commissioner of Police (law and order), S P Hooda told ANI that the report states the provisional cause of death as “shock and haemorrhage due to ante-mortem injury to the head, spine, left femur and both lower limbs”.

All the injuries are due to the impact of blunt force which is possible with vehicular accidents and dragging. Also, the report indicates that there is no injury suggestive of sexual assault, he said. The final report will be received in due course. Further investigation into the case is under way.

A 20-year-old woman, identified as Anjali, was killed in the early hours of New Year after her scooty was hit by a car and she was reportedly dragged for 13 kilometres under the vehicle on the city’s roads.

Earlier on Monday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer District), Harendra K Singh, informed that five people had been arrested in the Kanjhawala incident and a case under 304 A (death due to negligence) of the IPC was registered against them. They were produced before a court in Delhi’s Rohini which sent them to three days of police custody for interrogation. (ANI)

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