Swamp Swallows Car Of AAP Leader Who Was Protesting To Fill It

25/12/2014 10:33 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or common man party, supporters shouting slogans gather at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi after after their chief Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by an attacker during his election campaign in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April, 8, 2014. The AAP party delivered a stunning upset in New Delhi's regional election in December, launching Kejriwal to national renown and a 49-day stint as the capital's chief minister. He quit the post, saying the entrenched political system prevented him from enacting real reforms. The party is currently contesting the national elections. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

New Delhi: The car of former AAP legislator from Rohini, Rajesh Garg, today drowned in a pit while he was leading a protest to fill it in Suraj Park area of the constituency.

According to Garg, who is also the chairman of district development committee of north-west Delhi, the incident took place when he joined a few locals who were demanding to fill in the 15-feet deep swamp as it had "already claimed two lives".

"Two kids had already died falling into the pit. While we were protesting, the driver had wrongly parked the vehicle. It somehow got carried into the swamp because of the slope and before we could rescue the car, it drowned.

"The fire brigade and the police are trying to remove the car, but it has been completely damaged," Garg said.

He, however, ruled out any foul play in the incident.

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