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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

AAP volunteer attacked in Mumbai with blade

Nikhil M Ghanekar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 14, 2014
First Published: 12:41 IST(14/3/2014) | Last Updated: 13:52 IST(14/3/2014)

An unidentified person on a bike attacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteer Pushpa Rawat, 23, with a blade that left a minor cut on her neck around 8.30am on Friday. The incident occurred when Rawat, a part of AAP's nukkad natak team from Delhi, was walking on Veera Desai Road, going towards the Krishan Mandir.
 
With the help of passers by and AAP volunteers, she was taken to BSES hospital, Andheri (west). Luckily, she escaped with only a minor cut and was discharged after treatment.  "She was walking alone when a biker wearing a saffron bandana attacked her with a blade, shouted 'Bharat Mata ki Kai' and fled," said Mayank Gandhi, AAP national executive member, and the party candidate from Mumbai north-west Lok Sabha seat.
 
Gandhi, along with deputy commissioner of police, Chhering Dorje ( zone 9), visited the spot where Rawat was attacked. AAP members are expected to file a first information report (FIR) at Amboli police station after the visit. According to AAP members, it was not a chain-snatching attempt because Rawat was not wearing any jewellery.
 
"A lot of people are coming out in our support and this is worrying others. We visited the spot and saw that there were closed-circuit cameras. We are hopeful that the attacker will be caught soon," added Gandhi.
 
Rawat is part of an 11-member nukkad natak team from Delhi. They are performing during AAP's campaign for the Mumbai north-west seat.

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