Will have biggest advocate to get justice for Delhi photographer Ankit: Kejriwal

Ankit Saxena’s throat was slashed allegedly by the family members of a woman with whom he was in a relationship. Police said the woman’s family opposed the relationship as the two belonged to different communities.

delhi Updated: Feb 04, 2018 20:20 IST
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AAP convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during an AAP convention at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday spoke to the father of a 23-year-old man, who was stabbed to death, and assured the family that his government would make all possible efforts to ensure they get justice.

AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Gupta Sunday met the family of the victim, a photographer, and said the “Delhi government will extend all help to the family, whether it is medical aid or financial assistance”.

Ankit Saxena was killed in west Delhi’s Khyala area on Thursday night allegedly by the family members of a woman with whom he was in a relationship for three years.

“Spoke to father of Ankit. Whatever happened, has to be condemned more. Delhi government will have the biggest advocate to get justice for Ankit. We will make all possible efforts to get punishment for the guilty,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

“May God grant solace to Ankit’s family. We are with them in this struggle,” he said.

The woman’s family opposed her relationship with Ankit Saxena as the two belonged to different communities. The woman’s father, mother and uncle have been arrested in connection with the killing. Her minor brother has been held, police said.

Rajya Sabha member Gupta, after meeting the family, told reporters, “The CM has sent us here. This morning the CM had a talk with his (victim’s) father. He (Kejriwal) wanted to come himself, but he was going to Haridwar, so he said that he will meet the family after returning to Delhi.”

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had Saturday questioned the “silence” of Kejriwal over the incident.

“The government is standing with the entire family. And, we will try to ensure that strongest action is taken against the culprit. And, whatever possible help is needed, we will will extend that,” Gupta said.

Asked about the compensation, the Rajya Sabha member said, “The chief minister will take a decision on that.”

First Published: Feb 04, 2018 19:39 IST