"Anjali, a 20-year-old, lost her life in a brutal hit-and-run"
Shah Rukh Khan’s Meer Foundation has donated to the family of Anjali Singh, whose death has shocked India.
The 20-year-old had been on her way home from a party when the scooter she was on was hit by a car.
Her body became trapped underneath the vehicle and was dragged for 12 kilometres, causing catastrophic injuries.
Five men who had been inside the car have been arrested. They were identified as Deepak Khanna, Amit Khanna, Krishan, Mithun and Manoj Mittal.
During the investigation, police discovered Anjali had been with a friend named Nidhi.
Nidhi had been with Anjali at the time of the incident but instead of helping her, she went home, telling police she was in shock and did not tell anyone out of fear she would be blamed.
Her statement to police raised suspicions when she claimed Anjali was drunk. However, an autopsy found no traces of alcohol.
This has led to calls for her arrest but no action against her has been taken as of yet.
Shah Rukh Khan’s NGO has now given a donation to Anjali’s family.
In a statement, Meer Foundation said:
“Shah Rukh Khan’s foundation donates an undisclosed amount to the family of Anjali Singh.
“Anjali, a 20-year-old, lost her life in a brutal hit-and-run that took place in Delhi’s, Kanjhawala.
“Anjali was the sole breadwinner of the family consisting of her mother and siblings.
“The aid by Meer Foundation aims to help the family, especially the mother with her health issues while providing adequate relief to Anjali’s siblings.”
The act of generosity by SRK has led to fans praising the actor, with ‘Proud of Shah Rukh Khan’ trending on Twitter.
One fan said: “The number 1 charitable actor in the world.”
Another wrote: “It’s India’s and Indians’ responsibility to protect… defend and fight for.
“This man has done unimaginable work for our people! The whole world knows and respects us by his name.”
This is not the first time that Meer Foundation has come forward to help people.
In June 2020, the NGO pledged its support towards a child who had pulled on his dead mother’s body at Muzaffarpur railway station amid the migrant crisis that year.
Meer Foundation shared a picture of the child with his grandparents and said it will be looking after his well-being.
The organisation tweeted:
“#MeerFoundation is thankful to all who helped us reach this child, whose heart-wrenching video of trying to wake his mother disturbed all.
“We are now supporting him and he is under his grandfather’s care.”