Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the death of a 51-year-old woman, injured in police action to break up a meeting of Baba Ramdev here in June, showed brutal action was taken against the yoga guru's supporters.
Former party president Rajnath Singh said the death of victim Raj Bala showed that the people at Ramlila ground were baton charged and the government was lying when it said force was not used.
The 51-year-old woman slipped into coma after receiving spinal injury in police action to break up a meeting of yoga guru Baba Ramdev here after midnight of June 4. She died Monday after being hospitalised for 114 days.
“The home ministry gave a statement in the Supreme Court stating that there was no baton charge in the Ramlila ground,” Rajnath Singh said.
“But the reality of that affidavit has come out. What has the government got to say now if she was not attacked brutally, then why did she die after battling in hospital for months,” he questioned.
"Who ever are responsible, action should be taken and they should be punished," he added.