24/04/2015 11:24 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

'Mentally Unstable' Youth Misbehaves With AAP MLA Alka Lamba In Delhi

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Senior Leader of India's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Alka Lamba (C) gestures as she arrives for a meeting in New Delhi on February 10, 2015. India's Narendra Modi suffered his first major election setback since becoming prime minister last May, as anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal won a landslide victory in Delhi state polls. AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI — A youth, who claimed to be mentally unstable, was slapped by AAP MLA Alka Lamba when he allegedly tried to misbehave with her while she was inspecting heritage mansion of renowned poet Mirza Ghalib here today.

The youth, in his early 20s, was handed over to Kotwali Police by AAP volunteers.

"He winked at me. He was looking at me in an inappropriate way. He also approached me near town hall, after which I slapped him. Following this, he started running. AAP volunteers who were there with me, chased him and handed him over to Kotwali Police. He claimed he was mentally unstable but even by evening his family could not produce any satisfactory evidence that he was undergoing medical treatment," Lamba, who is Delhi Government's Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, said adding that she had asked the police to take necessary action.

Lamba shared details of the incident on social networking site Twitter and posted the young man's photographs.

Meanwhile, police said the accused was identified as Rajesh, a resident of Baljeet Nagar area.

"A written complaint has been made to us in this regard and we are looking into the matter," a police officer said.

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