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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 14:21 IST

SIT to investigate Thane girl Priya Singh’s allegations against boyfriend Ashwajit Gaikwad

Thane girl Priya Singh has accused Ashwajit Gaikwad of trying to crush her under an SUV on last Monday.

Reported by: Apoorva Shukla
Priya Singh
Ashwajit Gaikwad with Priya Singh (left). | Image:Instagram/@priyasingh_official
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Mumbai: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the allegations levelled by Priya Singh against her boyfriend Ashwajit Gaikwad, son of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation MD Anil Gaikwad on Sunday, December 17. Priya Singh has accused Ashwajit of trying to rush her under his SUV near a hotel in Thane. 

The SIT would be headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone 5 Amar Singh Jadhav, informed Thane CP Jai Jeet Singh. “For a thorough investigation, an SIT has been formed under DCP Zone 5 Amar Singh Jadhav in the case in which Ashwajit Anil Gaikwad and others have been named as accused. All aspects are being considered. Statements of witnesses are being recorded and forensic evidence is being collected,” said Commissioner Singh. 

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Priya narrates her sufferings 

Priya Singh (26) narrated how her boyfriend Ashwajit Gaikwad made her suffer while speaking exclusively with Republic from her hospital bed. It was at 4 am on December 12 that Priya got a call from her boyfriend Ashwajit, asking her to join him at a family function where his friends were also present. One of his friends, Romil Patil, insulted her and Ashwajit refused to protect her. Instead, he allegedly slapped her, pulled her hair and tried to strangle her, said Priya while speaking with Republic. 

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Priya Singh that she had an argument with Gaikwad, after which she went to Ashwajit’s car to collect her belongings. At this point, the person driving the vehicle tried to mow her down, as confirmed by the police. As a result, she suffered serious injuries and is being treated in a hospital.

Ashwajit denies allegations 

However, Gaikwad has rejected all the allegations in his statement to Thane Police, adding that the accident was not intentional and happened when she was inebriated. Ashwajit has claimed that Priya had reached the venue in a drunken state and had abused her on the night of the accident. He has claimed that she even hits some of his friends when they tried to intervene. He further alleged that he asked his driver to start the SUV to take her away from the hotel but she fell out of the vehicle.

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 12:48 IST

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