Activist Satpal Tanwar booked for instigation in Sapna Choudhary suicide case


A social worker by suicide Haryanvi folk singer Sapna Chaudhary has been recorded in the state in relation to the bid.

The singer reportedly attempted suicide on Sunday by consuming poison in Delhi's Nazafgarh area. She is now in a stable condition.

In a five-page suicide note the singer had pointed to the social activist for harassing her saying that a song she had sung on stage in Gurgaon in February had hurt Dalit sentiments.

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21-year-old singer, who is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Najafgarh after he allegedly drank poision Sunday morning, charged Tanwar – running an online campaign by casting him of abetment to suicide – which on her character, a social organization that runs Nigahein aspersions, in a note allegedly written by him.

All Haryana Scheduled Caste Employees Federation Vice President Sukhdev Singh Bhukhal said to India Today, "Sapna Chaudhary has insulted a particular caste which has deeply hurt the community. The controversial song is now being shared on social media."

Choudhary was allegedly upset about several cases lodged against her by Dalit activists, including by Tanwar in July, for hurting the community by singing folk song 'Ragini' during a stage performance in Gurgaon in February this year. Based on Tanwar's complaint, the Gurgaon police had also registered a case against the singer and set up a special investigation team to probe the allegations.

In her suicide note, the singer has also apologised for hurting the Dalit community's sentiments and promised never to repeat the mistake.

However, Tanwar, who had on Sunday led a protest  Bahujan Kranti in Gurgaon and demanded the immediate arrest of Chaudhary, has refuted the allegations and claimed he has been framed. "I only demanded the arrest of the singer as I had lodged an FIR against her in Sector 29 police station in July. But the cops have not yet arrested her, while they have booked me without any strong evidence”, he told.

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