The cops also want to ascertain why they drove around after the accident without any fear of getting caught and didn’t return the car to its owner immediately. The accused have claimed they were “killing time” so that they didn’t have to disturb the car owner at 2am. According to the police, one of the accused, Deepak Khanna, was driving the Baleno that belonged to his friend, Ashutosh, a resident of Rohini. Deepak had borrowed it for the night on New Year’s Eve.
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Delhi Police may seek a polygraph or a narcoanalysis test of the five occcupants of the car that 20-year-old Anjali for kilometres after hitting her scooty that eventually led to her death.
The accused claimed that they did not return the car to its owner at night and were “killing time”. The cops are, however, not buying their claims. “The investigation is focusing on conclusively checking out things like their claim that they didn’t realise that a body was stuck underneath. One of them initially claimed that he had alerted the driver, asking him to check if anything was stuck in the undercarriage,” said an officer, adding they could move court in this regard soon.
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The forensic examination of the car suggests that the woman was stuck in the front left wheel of the vehicle as most bloodstains were found on that side. Prima facie, it appears that the woman’s face was towards the middle or boot of the car. Her limbs and belt were stuck at the front, said an official. However, bloodstains were found on other parts also under the car.
Officials from FSL, Rohini, said there were no sign of the woman inside the car. “Blood samples of the occupants have also reached the FSL,” an official added.
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Meanwhile, police have recorded the statement of the Oyo hotel’s manager and staff that Anjali had visited before the accident. The cops have also questioned a male friend who was present in the hotel. The hotel has shared the CCTV footage of a scuffle between them. The occupants of other rooms are seen objecting to the commotion after which the staff asked them to leave. Anjali’s friend, Nidhi, told police that her phone was damaged in the accident.
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The cops have also found a time mismatch in some of the CCTV footage. As per the footage of the CCTV cameras located close to Nidhi’s house, the timing of her return home is 1.36am, but police clarified the CCTV DVR was running 45-50 minutes slow. Similarly, the footage recorded outside the hotel when Nidhi and Anjali were leaving shows the timing of the women leaving as 1.32am but police have clarified this CCTV DVR was running 15 minutes late.