AAP worker commits suicide, accused party worker of molestation; Magisterial probe

Manish Sisodia at Sitaram Jindal Award ceremony, organised by Sitaram Jindal Foundation, at Taj Place Hotel on Thursday Night.PIC/Rajeev Tyagi

New Delhi: A female Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker commited suicide in Narela, Delhi, after the molestor, a party member was released on bail, police said on Wednesday. The woman consumed poisonous substance at her home in and died during treatment at LNJP Hospital, Police added. 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the incident has exposed the anti-women character of the party. The woman had filed a complaint against 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.

Her family members claimed that she had gone into depression after her alleged molester was released on bail. The Delhi government today ordered a magisterial probe. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has asked North Delhi’s district magistrate to investigate the matter. “Have ordered magistrate inquiry in AAP activist suicide case in Narela. DM north will do the inquiry (sic),” Sisodia tweeted.