Harassment case: Delhi govt orders probe into AAP worker’s suicide

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2016 16:14 IST
Soni Mishra’s family show her photo on a phone as they wait outside the Lok Nayak hospital mortuary. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

The Delhi government ordered a magisterial probe into the alleged suicide of a female Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker on Wednesday.

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,” Sisodia tweeted.

Police said that the female worker, identified as Soni, committed suicide on Tuesday after a member of the party she had complained against over molestation was released on bail.

“She had made a police complaint on June 2, about one of her party colleague Ramesh Wadhwa for harassing her. We registered a case against him and arrested him on June 3. He was granted bail on June 4,” a police officer said.

In her police complaint, Soni has alleged that Wadhwa harassed her continuously and asked for sexual favours. She said she had raised the matter in the party but no action was taken against him.

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