Delhi’s Kanjhawala Case: Can those who dragged the girl 13 km from the car be hanged? Know what the law says – Delhi’s Kanjhawala Case: Can Those Who Dragged The Girl 13km From The Car Be Hanged? Know What The Law Says

The case of dragging a girl for 13 kilometers in a car in Delhi’s Sultanpuri on New Year’s Eve has sent shockwaves across the nation. The five accused who carried out the incident have been arrested by the police. While the Delhi Police has assured strict action in the matter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has demanded capital punishment for the accused.

In such a situation, the question arises whether the accused in this case can be hanged? If yes then how? What does the law say? According to the sections under which the case has been registered, how much punishment can be given to the accused? Let’s understand…

know about the incident first

On the night of December 31, a girl was going on a scooty with her friend in Sultanpuri area of ‚Äč‚Äčouter Delhi. Meanwhile, a car hit the scooty. Both were injured in this. Five people were sitting in the car and all five were intoxicated. The accused increased the speed of the car without stopping. The foot of a girl riding a scooty got stuck in the axle of the car. He was dragged along with the car for 13 kms. All his clothes were torn. The girl died on the spot. After this, when the five accused stopped the car near Jonti village on Kanjhawala road, they saw the girl trapped in the car. The accused took out the girl from under the car and threw her under the open sky there and went away. There was not a single cloth on the girl’s body. At the same time, the other girl went to her home from the scene itself. Based on the CCTV footage, the police have nabbed the car driver and all the accused sitting inside.

Chief Minister sentenced to death

CM Kejriwal described the Kanjhawala case as a very shameful incident. He said, ‘Where is our society heading? Some boys dragged a girl for many kilometers, it is very painful. No matter how influential the accused are, they should get the harshest punishment.

In which sections did the police register the case?

Delhi Police held a press conference after arresting the five accused. It said that a case has been registered against the accused under sections 279, 304, 304A, 120B. Police has said that if some more facts come to the fore after the preliminary investigation, sections will be added to the FIR accordingly.

How much punishment can be given in these sections?

Section 279 of IPC: Acts of endangering life or causing injury to others by knowingly or recklessly driving an unsafe vehicle in a public place come under this section. On conviction, there is a provision of imprisonment for a maximum of three months and a fine of up to one thousand rupees, or both together.

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