Hemani Bhandari
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Delhi man assaulted, abducted by ex-colleague for denying him a place to drink

An investigator, on condition of anonymity, said a preliminary probe has revealed that there was also a monetary dispute between the two men

Deputy commissioner of police (north) Sagar Singh Kalsi said four men identified as Alok, Yogender, Seelu and Karan have been arrested. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 12:28 AM IST

DCW chief molested near AIIMS, dragged 15m by car

The Delhi Police said the 47-year-old man, Harish Chandra, has been arrested and charged with molestation and other offences

Harish Chandra was nabbed soon after the incident. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 12:26 AM IST

Delhi women’s panel chief dragged after confronting drunk man for lewd gestures

Swati Maliwal said she was accessing the situation of women’s security in Delhi when the driver, Harish Chandra, who was a drunk, harassed and caught hold of her

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal. (Twitter)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 04:03 PM IST

Shut subway forced IIT-Delhi students to cross busy road

Ashraf Nawaz Khan, 30, succumbed to injuries at Safdarjung Hospital, while Ankur Shukla, 29, is in a critical condition and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital

Ashraf Nawaz Khan’s family and friends at AIIMS. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 11:54 PM IST

IIT-Delhi student killed, friend hurt in Ring Road hit-and-run

The victim was identified as 30-year-old Ashraf Nawaz Khan, who succumbed to severe head injuries at the AIIMS Trauma Centre.

The spot where the accident took place near IIT gate in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Car hits, kills IIT Delhi PhD scholar, friend seriously injured

Deputy police commissioner (south-west) Manoj C said Ashraf Nawaz Khan succumbed to his injuries at the Safdarjung Hospital

Police said the car was found abandoned near the accident scene. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 01:11 PM IST

2 terror suspects were in touch with LeT handlers: Cops

Police said the interrogation of the terror suspects revealed that they were in contact with “some foreign entities involved in propagating terror activities in India to destabilise communal harmony”.

The police said 3 pistols and 22 live cartridges were also recovered from the 2 men, who were planning terror strikes.
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 02:47 AM IST

Man playing wingman for friends behind SpiceJet bomb hoax

He wanted to help his friends spend some more time with two women they had met on holiday in Manali, said officials. The women were booked on the flight

Abhinav Prakash, a resident of Dwarka Sector 22, works as a trainee ticketing agent with British Airways at DLF Qutub Plaza in Gurugram. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 02:39 AM IST

Sultanpuri hit & drag case: 11 police personnel suspended after MHA order

The police investigation into the death of the woman showed how despite multiple distress calls, PCR vans had not responded immediately

The MHA had also directed the commissioner to serve show-cause notice to investigation officer (IO). (ANI image)
Updated on Jan 13, 2023 03:20 PM IST

Kartavya Path likely to close for Republic Day Parade from January 15

“Earlier, discussions were on to close Kartavya Path on January 17. But now, it has been to decided to shut the stretch two days before that. Full dress rehearsals will start from January 17,” a senior police officer said asking not to be named.

Seats being carried on a vehicle for the Republic Day Parade 2023 at the Kartavya Path during a cold and foggy morning, in New Delhi, Friday, January 6, 2023. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 07:00 AM IST
By, Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi

Murder of ATM guard: ‘He complained to manager about risk, asked for 2nd guard’

Family and colleagues of the deceased man, Udaypal Singh, said he had complained to his managers on Tuesday about the risk of sending him alone with a van full of cash.

Besides Udaypal Singh, only the driver, cash custodian and a loader were present inside the van, police officers said. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 06:26 AM IST

AI case accused held, sent to 14-day judicial custody

A Mumbai resident, the accused Shankar Mishra was on the run since Wednesday after he was booked by the Delhi Police

Accused Shankar Mishra leaves IGI Police Station on Saturday (ANI)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 11:55 PM IST
ByHemani Bhandari and Deepankar Malviya, New Delhi

Air India passenger, who urinated on woman, arrested from Bengaluru

The incident took place on November 26 when the accused, allegedly drunk, urinated on a woman passenger on New York-Delhi Air India flight

Police said the accused has been brought to Delhi. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 11:08 AM IST

2 more arrested for Sultanpuri accident

In a related development, police also brought Nidhi to join the investigation to ascertain the exact sequence of events, senior officers associated with the probe said

Outside the residence of Sultanpuri accident victim Anjali Kumari at Mangol Puri in New Delhi on Friday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Air India drunk passenger case: Accused yet to be arrested; US firm fires him over ‘disturbing allegations’

Shankar Mishra, who flew on an Air India flight from New York to Delhi on November 26 and allegedly urinated on a co-passenger while being drunk, was fired by US multinational Wells Fargo over the “disturbing allegations” that have now sparked a manhunt with Delhi Police on the lookout for him

Police said that statements of four Air India crew members of the flight have been recorded, while five more have been asked to join the probe and give their statement. (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:56 PM IST
ByKarn Pratap Singh, Hemani Bhandari and Yogesh Naik, New Delhi/mumbai:

Family of woman dragged by car ask police to slap murder charges on accused

Bhupendra Chaurasia, a friend of the family, said they have spoken to senior officers about it and will visit the concerned police station on Thursday again

Investigators examining the car. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 05, 2023 03:16 PM IST

Sultanpuri accident: Anjali’s family reject friend’s statement

In her statement to the police, recorded before a magistrate, Nidhi had said that she saw Anjali being dragged away by the car, but fled the spot and did not call for help. She had also alleged that Anjali was drunk and insisted on driving despite being told not to do so

Family members of 20-year-old Anjali Kumari in Sultanpuri in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Published on Jan 05, 2023 12:11 AM IST

Sultanpuri horror: Forensic tests show blood on wheels, not inside car

No evidence has been found so far of the 20-year-old Sultanpuri victim’s presence inside the grey Baleno that dragged her for at least 14km, but traces of blood were present on the wheels and the base of the car, indicating that she was stuck under it, forensic officials said on Wednesday.

Video grab of a car that reportedly hit a woman and dragged her for a few kilometers, in the Sultanpuri area of Delhi, Sunday, which left the woman dead. A day after Delhi police has arrested five accused in this case.
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 04:26 AM IST
By, New Delhi

No traces suggesting Delhi woman’s presence in car before it dragged her

Officials said blood samples of the accused Deepak Khanna, 26, Amit Khanna, 25, Krishan, 27, Mithun Kumar, 26, and Manoj Mittal, 27, who were allegedly drunk, have been taken to check the alcohol content

Video grab of the car that hit the woman and dragged her. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 01:26 PM IST

Man arrested for stabbing Delhi woman for ending relationship

Deputy police commissioner (northwest) Usha Rangnani identified the accused as Sukhwinder Singh alias Sukha, 22, a resident of Adarsh Nagar

Police said the incident was reported on January 2. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 04, 2023 11:15 AM IST

Sultanpuri accident: We want justice for Anjali, says one suspect’s family

Mukesh, brother of accused Krishan, said none of the family members has stepped out since Krishan’s arrest, and have been getting information about the case through news on TV

Anjali's mother outside the cremation ground after her last rites at Budh Vihar in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 04:47 AM IST

Friend tells cops she saw woman being dragged: ‘Fled fearing trouble’

Describing what happened after the Baleno car hit their scooter, Nidhi said her friend’s foot was stuck to the car, but she escaped

A protest in Anjali Kumari’s neighbourhood of Karan Vihar on Tuesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 04, 2023 12:30 AM IST

No evidence of sexual assault in autopsy, cops quiz pillion rider

The post-mortem examination of a 20-year-old woman, whose death on New Year’s Day triggered outrage, revealed no injuries suggesting sexual assault, police said on Tuesday.

The victim’s body being taken home ahead of her last rites on Tuesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 01:03 AM IST

Video showing woman leaving Delhi hotel before being dragged by car surfaces

The investigators have seized the hotel’s CCTV footage and the register as they seek to ascertain the sequence of events as questions remained over what led to the horrific incident

The woman was dragged under a car for at least two hours and found dead in the early hours of New Year’s Day. (Sourced)
Updated on Jan 03, 2023 12:32 PM IST

Sultanpuri accident: Sole breadwinner, victim wanted to join politics

According to police, five men in a grey Maruti Suzuki Baleno hit the 20-year-old while she was riding her scooty in the early hours of January 1. The impact entangled her body to the underside of the car but the accused drove on, dragging her body for at least 14km before it dislodged in a mangled state.

A video grab of a car that dragged the woman for 14km on Sunday morning. (PTI)
Published on Jan 03, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Sultanpuri horror: Chased car for 45 minutes, could see body, says eyewitness

Deepak Dahiya was standing outside his shop at around 3.15am in Ladpur when he saw a Baleno car dragging a body underneath it

People gathered outside the Sultanpuri police station demanding strict punishment for accused in Sultanpuri accident case. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2023 09:37 AM IST

Outcry, questions over woman dragged by car

Outrage mounted on Monday over the grisly death of a 20-year-old woman who was dragged under a car for at least two hours and found dead on the road in the early hours of New Year’s Day, but niggling questions about the sequence of events that led to the horrific incident continued to trouble investigators.

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno was seen in CCTV footage taking several U-turns and driving in the same neighbourhoods.
Published on Jan 02, 2023 11:59 PM IST
ByHemani Bhandari and Sanjeev K Jha, New Delhi

Delhi woman dragged by car, killed: Accused charged with culpable homicide

During interrogation, the five accused said they were not aware that their car was dragging the woman. The victim’s family, however, has alleged that she was sexually abused

Grey Baleno identified by police that dragged woman for 7 km in Sultanpuri causing her death (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 02, 2023 01:40 PM IST

Mess looms as ill-prepared Ashram flyover closure kicks in at 8am Sunday

The closure, which will last at least 45 days, will add to the several headaches of commuters passing through not just the vital intersection, but also those using other routes to head to or from south Delhi, southeast Delhi, central Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad

Traffic near Ashram flyover on Saturday afternoon. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 01, 2023 12:08 AM IST
ByHemani Bhandari & Paras Singh

Seniors assault 8-yr-old boy in Delhi school washroom

The boy said he was assaulted in the washroom after the lunch break by four seniors who were wearing masks

Police have registered a case under sections 323 (Voluntarily causing hurt), 342 (Wrongful confinement), and 34 (Common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and section 10 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act but are yet to apprehend anyone.
Published on Dec 31, 2022 10:46 PM IST
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