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Somnath Bharti's Wife Accuses Him Of Unleashed Dogs On Her

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Senior Leader of India's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Somnath Bharti (C) 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 -- In her complaint of domestic violence filed with the Delhi Commission for Women, Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti's wife has accused him of unleashing dogs on her while she was pregnant.

"In her complaint, she mentioned that her husband used to unleash dogs on her when she was in the seventh month into her pregnancy. She said he once forced her to abort and that she tried to slit her wrist," said DCW chairperson Barkha Singh, PTI reported.

"The couple had met on and Bharti had told her lies about he owning an international law firm," she said.

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Bharti's wife, Lipika, has accused him of "harassment and torture - mental, physical and oral." "There is a persistent threat from my husband and his supporters," said her complaint which was filed on Wednesday.

Bharti, who was Delhi's law minister during AAP's first government of 49 days, has rejected these allegations as "baseless," and he has accused Lipika of trying to separate him from his mother.

Lipika lives with their two children in Dwarka while he lives in Malviya Nagar, where hundreds of protestors converged on Thursday.

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