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AAP activist suicide case: Accused arrested from Haryana

Ramesh Bhardwaj, The Accused In The AAP Woman Activist Suicide Case That Had Triggered A War Of Words Between BJP And The Aam Aadmi Party, Has Been Arrested From Haryana, Delhi Police Today Said.

PTI | Updated on: 27 Jul 2016, 10:35:21 PM

New Delhi:

Ramesh Bhardwaj, the accused in the AAP woman activist suicide case that had triggered a war of words between BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party, has been arrested from Haryana, Delhi Police today said.

A senior official said Crime Branch of Delhi Police arrested him late last night. The woman had consumed poisonous substance at her home in north west Delhi’s Narela and died during treatment at LNJP Hospital on July 19.

The woman had filed a complaint against Bhardwaj for allegedly touching her inappropriately and a case of molestation was registered in June. The accused was arrested and later released on bail.

On July 20, Delhi Police had registered a case of abetment to suicide and handed over the entire matter to a Special Investigation Team.

The family members of the woman had claimed that she had gone into depression after her alleged molester Bhardwaj, an AAP colleague, was released on bail.

She had also alleged that the accused was being protected by the local AAP MLA. Delhi BJP had held the AAP dispensation “responsible” for the death of the 28-year-old woman, drawing sharp reaction from the AAP which accused it of playing “politics over corpses”.

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First Published : 27 Jul 2016, 10:16:00 PM