‘Cold-blooded murderers deserve strictest punishment’: Gautam Gambhir on Khanjawala horror

2 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

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Former India cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir criticised the event on New Year’s Eve in northwest Delhi’s Khanjawala in which a 20-year-old lady on a scooter was hit by a car and car...

Former India cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir criticised the event on New Year’s Eve in northwest Delhi’s Khanjawala in which a 20-year-old lady on a scooter was hit by a car and carried for a few kilometres beneath the wheels till she died.

The “cold-blooded murderers,” according to the BJP MP, deserve the worst penalty. The images of the event are’shocking,’ according to Gambhir.

Taking to Twitter, the BJP MP wrote, “The visuals (of the Khanjawala incident) are shocking. Skin from the back of the victim was completely scraped off. Those who dragged and killed the girl with their car are cold-blooded murderers. They deserve the strictest punishment (sic).”

The five suspects were caught after their automobile collided with the 22-year-old and dragged her for many kilometres on Sunday.

Earlier on Monday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer District), Harendra K Singh, announced that five persons had been detained in the Kanjhawala case and that a complaint had been filed against them under Section 304 A (death due to carelessness) of the IPC.

They were brought before a court in Delhi’s Rohini district, which sentenced them to three days in police detention for questioning.

Deepak Dahiya, a crucial eyewitness in the case who owns a candy shop on Kanjhawala Road in Ladpur village, had told ANI that the suspects dragged the girl’s body for 18 to 20 kilometres after it became entangled beneath their car.

“It was 3:20 am…I was standing outside the shop when I heard a loud noise from a vehicle about 100 meters away. Earlier, I thought it was a tyre burst. As soon as the car moved, I saw a body being dragged. I informed the police immediately,” Dahiya had told ANI.