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AAP Activist, Allegedly Molested By Party Colleague, Commits Suicide

The woman had filed a complaint against party colleague Ramesh Wadhwa for touching her inappropriately.

20/07/2016 10:02 AM IST | Updated 20/07/2016 11:19 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- A woman activist of AAP allegedly committed suicide in Narela area of outer Delhi today with her family members claiming that she had gone into depression after her alleged molester, a party colleague, was released on bail.

Police said the woman consumed poisonous substance at her home in the afternoon and died during treatment at LNJP Hospital.

The woman had filed a complaint against party colleague Ramesh Wadhwa for allegedly touching her inappropriately and a case of molestation was registered in June and the accused was arrested, said a senior police officer.

Family members of the woman told police that she went into depression after bail was granted to the accused who, she had alleged, was being protected by the local MLA.

Delhi BJP alleged that AAP leaders had ignored her "harassment" complaint. "It may be recalled this girl had been raising issue of her harassment for months but AAP leaders ignored. This incident has established anti-woman character of AAP," said Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay in a statement.

"Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and local MLA Sharad Chauhan are responsible for her death," he alleged.

AAP refuted the allegations and accused BJP of playing politics over her death.

"There is no mention of the MLA's name in any of the complainants. Whosoever is alleged to have harassed the girl has no connection with the party. The BJP should not stoop this low and play politics over the death of a poor girl. We also want action against the culprit," AAP spokesperson Deepak Bajpai said.

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