The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday held a prayer meeting for the speedy recovery of Santosh Koli, its candidate designate for Seemapuri assembly seat, who was seriously injured in a 'road accident' on Sunday.
After the meet, party leader Arvind Kejriwal demanded a probe to ascertain whether it was an accident or was Koli attacked. "Santosh is a braveheart. After recovering, she will fight back with more thrust," Kejriwal said.
Koli and another AAP volunteer Kuldeep were injured after an alleged attack on their bike by an unidentified car near Kaushambi Metro station. She underwent a life-saving surgery a few hours later. Koli has allegedly received threats earlier too.
At the meet, Koli's family said the alleged attack was an "act of cowardice by opponents". Her father Ranjeet Singh said: "I have four children and all of them are with the AAP. Even if one is gone, other would stand in her place."
Koli is admitted in Yashoda Hospital in Kaushambi and has reportedly suffered brain haemorrhage, said Ghaziabad SP Shiv Shankar Yadav.
Doctors, who operated upon Koli, termed her a "miracle". "In such cases, 95% people succumb to their injuries but Santosh survived," said Dr Pankaj Jha.
Police have registered an attempt to murder case.
Upendra Yadav, inspector of Link Road police station said, "We still have no clues from CCTV footage of the accident. We are approaching local people for clues about the errant vehicle."