Anjali’s autopsy lists 40 injuries across body, no sexual assault; silent on alcohol

While the late Anjali Singh’s family suspected it was a case of sexual assault, the post-mortem report suggests the death was due to vehicular accident and dragging.

NEW DELHI | Updated: 04 January, 2023 3:30 pm IST
Special Commissioner of Police Sagarpreet Hooda (TNI Photo By Sumit Kumar)

In a new development in the Delhi hit-and-run case, the police have found out that there was no sexual assault with the victim, as there was no injury to the private parts detected in the course of the post-mortem examination.

The cause of death, following the accident in Kanjhawala area of Delhi, is stated to be “shock and haemorrhage”. It also said the victim had multiple injuries caused due to “vehicular accident and dragging”.

Anjali Singh’s family suspected that a heinous act of rape had been committed on her. The police, however, preserved Singh’s viscera too for further examination.

Special Commissioner of Police, Sagarpreet Hooda, said, “The PME (Post Mortem Examination) of the victim lady was conducted by a three-member medical board in MAMC (Maulana Azad Medical College Hospital) New Delhi on January 2.”

“Today, a PM report has been obtained in which it has been stated that the provisional cause of death is shock and haemorrhage as a result of antemortem injury to the head, spine, left femur and both lower limbs. All injuries produced by blunt force impact and possible vehicular accident and dragging,” Hooda said citing the report.

According to the post-mortem report, Anjali got as many as 40 injuries across her body. At least 15 injuries were inflicted after her death.

“Also, the report indicates that there is no injury suggestive of sexual assault. The final report will be received in due course. Further investigation in the case is underway,” Special CP said.

After the post-mortem examination, the body was handed over to her family. Her last rites were performed later that evening at Aman Vihar.

Anjali’s cousin Bhupendra Chaurasia said that all they want is justice. “The way Anjali was dragged and she was brutally killed. Strict punishment should be given to the accused. We still demand justice,” he said.

On the night of January 1, Anjali was returning home after a party with her female friend. Both were riding on a scooty when it was hit by a Baleno car. Anjali’s friend, identified as Nidhi, ran away, leaving Anjali on the spot. However, Anjali’s leg got stuck under the wheels and she was dragged to death.

The car, which was occupied by five persons, including one Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionary, dragged her for over 10 kilometres. They fled, leaving Anjali’s dead body at Sultanpuri. All five accused are now in the custody of the Delhi Police and are being interrogated.

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