A woman activist of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi, who had accused her party colleague of sexually harassing her, committed suicide on Tuesday.
Her family claims she had been depressed since the man she had complained against was released on bail. AAP has disowned the accused man but the state government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the case. “Have ordered magistrate inquiry in AAP activist suicide case in Narela. DM north will do the inquiry,” tweeted Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The woman allegedly took poison at her home in Narela in north-west Delhi. She died in hospital.
“The woman had filed a complaint against party colleague Ramesh Wadhwa for allegedly touching her inappropriately. A case of molestation was registered in June and the accused was arrested,” a senior police officer told PTI.
The woman’s family says she suspected that Mr Wadhwa was being protected by an AAP lawmaker.
Delhi’s opposition BJP has seized the case and accused AAP of ignoring its activist’s complaint.
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