Delhi hit & run case: Victim, friend fought while partying in hotel

Delhi Police investigations reveal victim’s friend left the accident as she got scared

NEW DELHI | Updated: 03 January, 2023 7:12 pm IST

Investigations into the Delhi hit-and-run case have revealed that the victim, Anjali Singh, had a verbal argument with her friend in a hotel room where they had partied together on January 1 before leaving for their home.

The statement of Nidhi, the late Anjali’s friend, has been recorded by Delhi Police under Section 164 CrPC.

During the course of questioning, she revealed that they had an argument over a minor issue but later both decided to go together to their homes. Nidhi also lives in Sultanpuri.

CCTV of both girls sitting on the scooty after coming out of the hotel was accessed by the police. When they reached Krishna Vihar in Sultanpuri, their scooty had a head-on collision with the Baleno car.

Another CCTV from the scene has been recovered, showing the women passing through a lane at around 2.30 am. A few minutes later, the car passed through the same lane from the opposite direction, with Anjali stuck under the wheels of the car.

Police sources told The New Indian that after the accident, Nidhi got scared and fled from the spot. She did not even muster the courage to inform Anjali’s family, according to police sources.

On Monday, during the course of the investigation, a team of police traced her and recorded her statement. She also told the police that the duo attended a New Year’s party at an OYO hotel located in Sultanpuri.

The duo reached the hotel at 7.30 pm and a few more persons joined them later. After partying, they left the hotel at 1.30 am and then met with an accident at around 2 am. Anjali’s body was later recovered at Kanjhawala at about 3.30 am. Her body was dragged for over 10 kilometres under the car, said police.

Nidhi told police that it was she who first drove the scooter. But Anjali took it after some distance and started driving. Nidhi also said they had stopped at a 24×7 store to get some eatables.

Nidhi further said that when they reached Krishna Vihar, their scooty was hit by a car. She somehow managed to escape from the accident, but Anjali was stuck under the car. Later, Nidhi left for home and did not tell anyone about the accident.

Delhi Police also recorded the statements of those seven men who had partied with the girls in the hotel room.

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